UPDATED: July 19, 2011
IDFA has begun an outreach program to educate agriculture and dairy communities regarding the upcoming Farm Bill and issues related to dairy, including the risks of supply management, the importance of supporting job growth, the vitality of the growing international export market for dairy and ways to manage price volatility.
The effort includes interviews with ag radio networks that serve more than 250 radio stations in key dairy states, such as Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Vermont, Pennsylvania and more.
One of the first segments, an interview with Jerry Slominski, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy, aired last week on the Wisconsin Farm Report. The report, filed by host and past president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Pam Jahnke, covers developments in agriculture and dairy policy and IDFA's position on supply management and the Foundation for the Future.
The second featured a live interview on Monday with Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. This station, Ag News 890, covers North Dakota, South Dakota and Southern Minnesota.