Want to Get Some of Your CWT Money Back?
Individuals and families who purchased milk in 15 states and the District of Columbia since 2003 have an opportunity for a small rebate as a result of class action lawsuit against the Cooperatives Working Together program and four dairy co-ops that was settled last fall.
Rob Vandenheuvel, the out-going general manager of the California Milk Producers Council, wrote last week farm families might as well apply for the rebates, and then turn around and buy more dairy products. “No proof of purchase is required; you simply self-certify that you purchased milk in one of 15 states and poof, you’re all done!” he says.
The rebates will range from $5 to $15, depending on the number of individuals who sign-up. Eligible states include: Arizona, California, Washington, DC, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. To sign-up, go to www.boughtmilk.com. Sign-up deadline is January 31.
NMPF, Cooperatives Working Together, Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’ Lakes, Dairylea Cooperative and Agri-Mark were named in the suit, and agreed to pay $52 million to a settlement account.