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Northeast Dairy Compact Study and Related Documents

Including Press Items and Industry Responses

updated 08/19/02

Contents
Northeast Dairy Compact Study and Related Papers
Press Items
Industry Responses and Author's Rebuttal New Item 8/19/02
Congressional Responses
Northeast Dairy Compact Press Items
Links to the 2002 Farm Bill
 

The Northeast Dairy Compact Study and Related Papers


The Public Interest and Private Economic Power: A Case Study of the Northeast Dairy Compact; Ronald W. Cotterill and Andrew W. Franklin, May 2001.
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Press Release  April 30, 2001
A PowerPoint® Deconstruction of the Farm and Retail Price Analysis Presented in "The Public Interest and Private Economic Power: A Case study of the Northeast Dairy Compact"; Ronald W. Cotterill and Andrew W. Franklin, May 2001.
Competition, or the Lack Thereof in Local Fluid Milk Markets: San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami and Dallas-Fort Worth: Ronald W. Cotterill and Michael F. Brundage, May 2, 2001
Author's Response to Kenneth Bailey's Review of "The Public Interest and Private Economic Power: A Case Study of the Northeast Dairy Compact." Ronald W. Cotterill and Andrew W. Franklin, July 2001.
The Impact of the Northeast Dairy Compact: A Comparative Evaluation of Two Studies. Ronald W. Cotterill and Andrew W. Franklin, June, 2001.
Testimony on the Impact of the Northeast Dairy Compact and Market Channel Pricing Strategies on the Performance of the New England Dairy Industry. Ronald W. Cotterill, July 25, 2001.
Executive Summaries, Fact Sheets, and Price Charts, submitted to the House of Representatives Meeting on Milk Pricing. Ronald W. Cotterill, August 1, 2001.
Report on the Operation and Performance of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact, by Ken Bailey, Penn State University, July 2000.
Impact of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact on Consumer Prices for Fluid Milk, by Ken Bailey, Penn State University, June 2001.

Press Items  Scroll Down for newest items!


Boston Globe. Congress to weigh fate of disputed dairy compact. By Beth Daley, Globe Staff, 5/2/2001
Associated Press. Report: Milk Prices Being Gouged. By Adam Gorlick, Wednesday, May 2 12:34 AM ET.
The Cheese Reporter. Milk Processors, Retailers Used Dairy Compact to Boost Profits: Study, May 4, 2001, Vol. 125 No. 43.
The Cheese Reporter. Latest Compact Study Likely to Have Lingering Effects. By Dick Groves, Publisher, Editor.  May 11, 2001, Vol. 125 No. 44. 
The Cheese Reporter. Rethinking The Demand, and Supply, Effects Of Milk Prices. By Dick Groves, Publisher, Editor.  May 18, 2001, Vol. 125 No. 45. 
The Burlington Free Press.  Laying Blame for Milk Cost. By Erin Kelly,  Free Press Washington Writer, May 6, 2001.
The Hartford Advocate. GOT BILKed? The growing milk processing monopoly hurts farmers, consumers. By Edward Ericson, Jr. May 17, 2001.
The Chronicle. The Weekly Journal of Orleans County. Middlemen take advantage of dairy compact. By Chris Braithwaite, May 30, 2001 Barton, VT. 28(21):20.
Supermarket News Got Profits? Some Believe It's Too Much Retailers' days of "white gold" may soon be over as high milk prices are reviewed. By Robert Vosburgh, Editor, Fresh Market , June 4, 2001, 49(23):2. 
The Hartford Courant, End Northeast Dairy Cartel. By Deroy Murdock, June 10, 2001, C3.
The New Republic, Jeffords, Dairy Socialist Spilled Milk. By Jonathan Chiat, June 11, 2001:23.
Wall Street Journal, Review & Outlook: The OPEC of Milk. June 20, 2001:A18:1.
Author's Response The Dairy Compact is Not Dairy Socialism, Lactose Leninism, Nor is it a Cartel. Ronald W. Cotterill, July 2001.
The Milkweed, Dueling Economists: PSU's Bailey vs. UConn's Cotterill. By John Bunting, August 2001:p. 12.
Chronicle, Willimantic Connecticut, Dairy Compact Could go National.  October 22, 2001.Vol. 119 No. 249 page 1. 
The Cheese Reporter. Dairy Compact Expiration Good, Not Great News. By Dick Groves, Publisher, Editor.  September 14, 2001, Vol. 126 No. 12 page 2.
The Cheese Reporter. Harkin Farm Bill Proposal Extends Supports At 9.90; All-Out Compact Effort Expected.  November 2, 2001, Vol. 126 No. 17  page 5.
 Milwuakee Journal Sentinel, Dairy Deal Helps State Farmers. Katherine M. Skiba. April 29, 2002.
 Associated Press.  Farm Bill Resurrects Dairy Subsidy Program: Good News for Vermont. Wilson Ring. April 29, 2002.

Industry Responses and Author's Rebuttal


Statement by E. Linwood Tipton, President & Ceo, International Dairy Foods Association, May 2, 2001.
Response to Linwood Tipton, International Dairy Foods Association:  We have waited for a more substantive analysis of our study from the IDFA.  To our knowledge, there is none.  For our response to the above press release, please see  "The Impact of the Northeast Dairy Compact: A Comparative Evaluation of Two Studies." Ronald W. Cotterill and Andrew W. Franklin, June, 2001. See especially footnote 1 and sections IV through VI.
The Dallas Morning News. Suiza Says Higher Prices for Raw Milk Hurt Profits.  By Dianne Solís, May 4, 2001. 
Letter to the Editor: Author's Rebuttal Letter to the Editor of The Dallas Morning News. May 23, 2001.
Statement by Chris Flynn, President, Massachusetts Food Association, May 2001. The Griffin Report, MFA President Calls Supermarket-Dairy Processor Profit Theory Leading to Higher Dairy Prices 'Erroneous,' May 2001, p. 20.
NEW Public comments by Ronald W. Cotterill at the Organization for Competitive Markets Conference, "A Food and Agriculture Policy for the 21st Century," Kansas City, May 1, 2000.

Congressional Responses


Senator Patrick Leahy, VT. Short Summary by the Vermont Delegation of  "Public Interest and Private Economic Power: A Case Study of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact" by the Univ. of Connecticut: Prof. Ronald Cotterill, May 1, 2001. 
http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200105/050001.html
Senator Patrick Leahy, VT.  Reaction of the Vermont Congressional Delegation to the University of Connecticut Dairy Compact Study, May 1, 2001. http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200105/050001a.html
Senator Patrick Leahy, VT. Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Confirmation Hearing On the  Nominations of Daniel J. Bryant to be Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislative Affairs and Charles A. James to be Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, May 2, 2001. http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200105/050002.html

Northeast Dairy Compact Press Items


New York Times. Senator's Defection May Doom Milk Bill.  By Raymond Hernandez, May 16, 2001.
The Chronicle The Weekly Journal of Orleans County. The dairy compact: The battle will be more regional than political. By Chris Braithwaite, May 30, 2001, 28(21):1, Barton, VT.
National Review Online, Guest Comment, Wicked Compact: The Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact on the verge of a comeback. Dave Juday. March 20, 2002.
The Boston Globe, Downtown, Milking Consumers, Steve Bailey, March 20, 2002 .

Links to the 2002 Farm Bill

U.S House Agriculture Website
2002 Full Farm Bill Text
Farm Bill Summary (17 pages)
Short Summary (6 pages)
      
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