St. Paul (June 24, 2010) - On Friday, June 24, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) Vice President Gary Wertish and MFU Government Relations Director Thom Petersen will be attending the Department of Justice and the United States Department of Agriculture's workshop about the dairy industry. The workshop will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Madison at the Union Theater in Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street.
"Fair competition and price discovery are hampered by the concentration of the dairy industry in the hands of a few," said Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union President. "This concentration serves the bottom line of the companies, not the family farmers or the consumers. I hope these hearings will start to pinpoint solutions for fairer competition and price discovery so our family farmers can compete and stay in business."