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Family farms are being displaced
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By Cindy Bonnet, LenaDuring the League of Women Voters presentation on the benefits of industrial scale agriculture, an audience member asked the speakers why some independent family dairy farmers had been displaced from their milk processor by a mega dairy in southern Illinois. Speakers John Oncken and Jim Endress concluded that these family farmers were producing milk that was probably inferior to the milk produced by the mega dairy. I find that hard to believe and terribly insulting to every family farmer.