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"Washington Post" Editorial Calls for Dairy Policy Reform

Oct 12, 2009

Citing major changes in dairy markets since federal dairy policy was "born in the Great Depression," the "Washington Post" last Friday added its voice to the call for long-term reform of the milk marketing order system and dairy safety net programs. The editorial supports Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's recent statement that now is the time to discuss structural change to dairy policy.

"If Mr. Vilsack is serious about avoiding a repeat of this year's fiasco, he'll encourage a truly radical policy rethinking," the editorial said. Read more here.

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