The column Supply management end should be common sense (Aug. 30) ignores history.
Before managed production, government purchased and stored large amounts of butter and cheese at taxpayers’ expense.
The dairy produce section in supermarkets displays an abundance of wholesome, safe dairy products. Prices compare favourably with the prices of other foods and consumer services.
Early adoption of new technology by dairy farmers has benefited all segments of the dairy industry. China is making a big investment in Canada’s dairy industry. Perhaps its decision is prompted by having access to a reliable supply of milk.
Critics of supply management might think differently if they experienced what dairy and egg producers experienced five decades ago, very little for their work, worry and investment. Too often it was a sell-it-or-smell-it experience.
Cliff Matthews, Woodstock