Know the facts about farmers’ income, subsidies and more:
From a glass of milk sold $2.50 in a restaurant, a Canadian dairy farmer earned 20 cents.
From a $20 medium pizza at a restaurant, a Canadian dairy farmer earned about 66 cents.
Besides paying for milk at the store, Americans paid the equivalent of 31 cents per litre of milk in government subsidies.
The average European dairy farm derives 41% of its income from subsidies, and the cost of subsidies to the dairy sector exploded by 64% from 2005 to 2007.
After deregulating their dairy sectors, retail prices for milk in Australia and New Zealand have been increasing more rapidly and they are currently higher than Canada’s.
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