Our apologies to our next alleged Secretary of Agriculture Matt Swanson of Associated Feeds. We reported his daughters purchase of one cow for $355,000 for Vierra Dairy in Hilmar after she gave a declaration against Stop QIP telling of the hard times they are experiencing in the dairy business. Well, we reported it wrong. Not only did they buy Oakfield Solomon Footloose for $355,000, but they have over the last few years purchased Bri-Lin Valson Spritz (Valson), Summer Breeze Tequila Gayle (Tequila), Morningmist Joel Iveena (Joel), Milk & Honey Vaden Fern, Sunlight, and a $24,000 calf called Arethusa Andreas and they are estimated to be worth a combined $1,000,000. If they call these hard times, can you imagine what good times means for the Swanson Family? This is the same family that takes thousands of dollars away from you and use it to stop you from getting to vote for a termination of this unfair and illegal tax. They were instrumental in stopping our petition to have a vote, and they continue to spend your money on high priced cows while we are going out of business at record numbers.
Our hat is off to Matt Swanson on his ability to spend our hard-earned dollars, like any good Democrat, and a special thanks to our Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross who has the power to call a referendum anytime she wants, and has chosen to ignore over one third of the industry asking for a referendum and she continues to not hear our voices, and continues to say no to our right to have a vote. All we have ever asked for is to vote on the issue of this illegal tax.
Thank you, Matt, for helping us to see the need to terminate quota once and for all.
Stop QIP Dairy Tax