To: Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the Senate Ag Committee, Senator Thad Cochran, Minority Chair of the Senate Ag Committee Rep. Frank Lucas; Chair; House Ag Committee Rep. Colin Peterson, Minority Chair; House Ag Committee January 10, 2014 Dear Agriculture Leaders: I fully believe it’s time you bring closure to the[…]
DAIRY FARMERS: FAIR MILK PRICES NEEDED TO STOP THE BLEEDING IN RURAL AMERICA Dairy Farmers Call for Congress to Reject Industry Influence and Co-Sponsor Key Legislation: The Federal Milk Market Improvement Act of 2011 (see below). Full press release here. Letter to the Senate with bill summary here.
CALIFORNIA FARMERS UNION AND CALIFORNIA DAIRY CAMPAIGN SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE DAIRY PRODUCER PRICES (6.27.11)- CFU and CDC presidents sent a letter to NFFC President Ben Burkett in support of legislative reforms called for in the NFFC-backed “Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act.” Letter here.
May 8: U.S. Dairy Farmers Applaud Introduction of New Bill to Fix Dairy Pricing System and Help Staunch Economic Crisis (05.08.09). – The Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009, introduced by Senators Bob Casey and Arlen Specter as S.889, seeks to give dairy farmers a cost of production for their hard work.