Conditional support for milk fund withdrawals

Automatic milk check withdrawals to fund regional and national marketing efforts are supported by one Door County dairy farmer. However, Rich Olson, of Olson Family Farm near Sturgeon Bay, questions why those dues are paying for high executive salaries.  Dairy Management Incorporated promotes dairy products nationwide and is paid for through the withdrawal of 15-cents per hundredweight from each farmer's milk check.  Reviews of the company's 2018 records show that Executive Vice-President Tom Vilsack, the former U.S. Agriculture Secretary, receives nearly $1-million in pay and benefits.  Rich Olson sees some contradictions in Dairy Management's applications.


Dairy Management Incorporated is a non-profit organization that receives five-cents for every 15-cents withdrawn from dairy farmer's milk checks.  The remaining ten-cents goes to organizations that market dairy products regionally.

Search Our Site



Do you want your elected officials to comply with Wisconsin’s open meetings law and inform the public and news media of items to be discussed during meetings?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Sports Poll

With the Packers now eliminated, which sports team will get more of your attention in the coming weeks?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.

Obituaries are provided as a service of the

Schinderle Funeral Home of Algoma


Click Here for more Obituaries

Obituary posting fee is $25


Sign up for our Daily Electronic Newspaper and/or our Shopping Show newsletter!


Get the latest news with our Daily Electronic Newspaper delivered to your inbox.


Get the latest updates for our Shopping Show delivered to your inbox every Friday.