2012 Farm Bill Updated, Dairy Security Act Considered
A new update on the 2012 Farm Bill: read about the amendment that just passed and the possibility of the Dairy Security Act, a reform that would help dairy farmers in a pinch.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed an amendment to 2012 Farm Bill that sets up a process for amending the federal milk marketing order system. The amendment passed by a vote of 66-33.
Specifically, the amendment would allow dairy industry groups to present milk-pricing reforms to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for consideration in a public hearing setting, and order the Secretary of Agriculture to release the Department’s final proposal to Congress.