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Farm Bill

What is the Farm Bill?

Every five years, Congress crafts new legislation, informally known as the "Farm Bill," which will determine national agriculture, nutrition, conservation and forestry policy. The last Farm Bill was passed in January 2014.

IDFA and its members want policy direction that will continue, not hinder, industry growth. To move in this direction, we need to reduce the regulatory burden on our industry, to eliminate programs that make us less competitive, to reform the safety net for dairy farmers to give them the tools to manage price volatility and to simplify the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. Because policies to manage growth run counter to that future, we strongly opposed new mandatory government programs to limit milk supply under the guise of managing price volatility.



  • To read about IDFA activities on the Farm Bill, select the "IDFA News" tab above.
  • To read recent news about the Farm Bill, select the "Media Headlines" tab above.

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