NFFC and other representatives from the Dairy Together Coalition met in DC to urge Members of Congress to support the Dairy Revitalization Plan, which calls for coordinated milk production growth among dairy producers to stabilize and improve prices. The USDA recorded the loss of 17,000 dairy farms over the last decade, including 7,500 since the 2018 farm bill was adopted. “The Dairy Revitalization Plan creates resiliency not just in the food system but for farmers,” said Antonio Tovar, Senior Policy Associate for NFFC.
“Everybody else is asking for a minimum living wage. It’s time farmers ask for one,” said farmer Tina Hinchley.