Dairy Farmers in Missouri Struggling
Bill Siebenborn is calling for federal reform in view of the recent hardships some Missouri dairy farmers have experienced. Siebenborn is endorsing the Peterson-Simpson bill, which is an insurance policy for farmers. It's a safety net that only comes into action when money is scarce. The bill is still new, so who knows where it's going, but we'll post updates if we hear anything.
Nobody ever said farming was easy. But for Missouri’s struggling dairy farmers, the last few years have been particularly tough.
The recession of 2008-2009 caused farm milk prices to plummet just as costs for livestock feed spiked. That wiped out our profit margin, creating a desperate struggle just to stay afloat.