Milk Producers ask Congress to Pass Farm Bill in 2012
The National Milk Producers Federation is putting pressure on Congress to come out the farm and see just how tough it is to make a living. The goal is to underline the importance of passing the new five year Farm Bill before the end of 2012:
“NMPF believes this type of one-on-one dialogue will enable members in both the House and the Senate to see firsthand the need for passing a five-year farm bill, including the vital reforms to the nation’s dairy policy in the form of the Dairy Security Act (DSA),” said NMPF President and CEO Jerry Kozak.
“We hope that members of Congress will take time to visit local dairy farms to experience up-close the challenges dairy farmers are facing and understand why it is so imperative to pass a five-year farm bill which includes a better safety net for farmers,” Kozak said. “We are approaching a crisis comparable to or worse than that of 2009, when dairy farmers lost $20 billion in equity and thousands of farmers went out of business.