Production Controls for Milk Divide Nation's Dairy Farmers
The US government has proposed a solution to the volatile dairy industry: occasional limits on milk production, ensuring that prices stay stable and prevent another industry crash like the one in 2009. Although voluntary, the proposed program has sparked violent debate.
Some of the tension stems from farmers' wariness of government dictates. Much of it comes from the tension between reforming federal supports for the dairy industry while simultaneously cutting the federal budget deficit.