Organizations, business’, and individuals urge Members of Congress to support a Farm Bill including a better solution to the crisis facing dairy farmers.
Letter to Congress on the serious financial crisis experienced by the majority of U.S. dairy farmers
NFFC and organizations, business’, and allies signed a letter to Members of Congress calling for a better solution to the crisis facing dairy farmers. Read the letter here.
Donna Hall, Progressive Agriculture writes about “The Ingredient Haunting Our Candy” – milk protein concentrate
Gretchen Maine, a New York dairy farmer, wrote a letter to Congress outlining the basic problems faced by dairy producers today – prices received for their do not cover the costs for producing it.
Dairy Farmers urge all supporters to submit this petition to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack calling for Dairy Hearings. Print and fax or mail this petition.
America’s dairy farmers confront economic ruin as they face another year of 1970s prices for their milk. In the past year alone, thousands of dairy farmers have gone out of business and thousands more are on the brink of economic collapse as projections for 2010 show continued low prices. These losses hurt not just dairy farmers and their families but the thousands of farm-related jobs, including feed mills, fuel suppliers, and veterinarians along with the tax base of our communities.
NFFC denounced today’s Senate Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on the dairy crisis for failing to spotlight the voices of real family dairy farmers and instead relying on the same corporate processors and giant dairy cooperatives who have created the current economic disaster.
NFFC held a press teleconference today to thank Congress for $350 million in emergency appropriations for dairy farmers. However, NFFC warned that unless a broken pricing system is replaced and antitrust measures are taken to address the lack of competitive markets for farmers’ milk, thousands of dairy farms will still be lost this year.
Dairy Crisis – Paul Rozwadowski for NFFC – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
NFFC Dairy Subcommittee hosted a press teleconference call stating that until we deal with the reality of a broken pricing system at the CME, massive imports and corruption in our dairy cooperatives, dairy farmers will never be able to obtain fair prices that cover our cost of production.