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Another Interesting Documentary: “Betting The Farm”

November 16, 2012

You can’t know too much about food production, and this film looks as if it goes deep into the the milk business and family farming.

Here’s a description:

A group of Maine dairy farmers—dropped by their national milk company—launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms. Owned by the farmers and committed to paying a sustainable price for their milk, the company offers hope for the future of small farming. But faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off?

BETTING THE FARM is a verité documentary that follows three farmers—Aaron Bell, Vaughn Chase, and Richard Lary—and their families through the tumultuous first two years of MOO Milk. With intimate access to their triumphs and disappointments, the film gives audiences a rare glimpse at the real lives of American farmers at a crossroads.

It doesn’t appear to get into the issues of whether we should even be drinking milk or animal welfare. But you’ll learn more about milk production than you know now, and that can only inform the welfare issues.

Here’s the trailer:

Betting The Farm TRAILER from Pull-Start Pictures on Vimeo.

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