Scammed By The Swamp—The USDA Check-Off Is Far More Damaging Than Canada’s Milk Tariff

The dairy checkoff program is funded by what amounts to a 1 percent tax on raw milk sold at current prices — the federal government strips 15 cents from dairy farmers for every 100 pounds of dairy sold to fund the program. Dairy farmers collectively paid $332 million into the checkoff in 2016 alone, according to the GAO….