NY's Dairy Industry Celebrated in Albany
The state of New York showed their support for their dairy industry on June 18th. Many politicians and important figures came to speak, including Ken Blankenbush, an assemblyman who stated his support for creating a "bill of rights" for dairy farmers. The proposed bill has been in the works for years, and we're interested to see where it goes from here.
Assembly bill 3675, sponsored by Assemblyman Gary D. Finch, R-Springport, would prevent milk dealers from using tactics like coercion or bribery to prevent dairy farmers from joining into an association or cooperative with other milk producers. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Agriculture Committee, of which Blankenbush and Finch are members. Versions of the bill have been introduced since 2000.