Orion

"[An] excellent book. . . . Kardashian digs into [his investigation] with real depth and intelligence, and Milk Money represents a significant contribution to the burgeoning field of muckraking forays into the food system." —Orion

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Katie Hamlin
Booklist

Why is it that each year small dairy farms fail, despite the steady demand for this food staple and government subsidies?... Kardashian’s consciousness-raising journalism aims to boost knowledge about how milk is produced and why thousands of small farmers can’t make a decent living and are losing their farms. --Vanessa Bush, Booklist

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Katie Hamlin
Seven Days

“Kardashian’s legal expertise provides the book’s most stunning insights, particularly when he translates for a lay public the impact of governments’ decisions on the dairy industry. In his chapter on dairy workers, for example, he reveals that the North American Free Trade Agreement included provisions forcing Mexico to eliminate its subsidies for small farms (while the U.S.’ were maintained) and put its communal farming land up for private sale.”—Seven Days (Burlington, VT)

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Katie Hamlin
Vermont History

“The book vividly illustrates the tremendous upheaval associated with the loss of this unique rural way of life, with poignant stories of the demise of three multigenerational Vermont farms.”—Vermont History

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Katie Hamlin
Choice

“Working geographically, Kardashian provides profiles that are primarily from his current home state of Vermont; he employs the Northeast’s role of cradle to North American dairying as a springboard to track the growth and development of the industry to the upper Midwest and finally to central California Overall, a quite readable, thoughtful and nontechnical perspective on a rapidly fading agricultural icon.”—Choice

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Providence Journal

“The struggle of dairy farms in New England and nationally is not news to anyone, but Kirk Kardashian’s book successfully digs into the complexities of why and is an eye-opener. . . . Kardashian . . . has a good investigative journalist style with clear explanations to unpack the many issues of the dairy crisis and may be a catalyst for saving smaller farms before they’re all gone. Milk Money is more than timely and worth a read.”—Providence Journal

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Katie Hamlin