Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN) and Representative Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) introduced a comprehensive farm bill last week that would mandate a federal supply-control program for milk as a condition for producers to receive much-needed margin protection.
IDFA opposes the Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger Act of 2011 (S. 1658 and H.R. 3111) because it would limit the U.S. milk supply, raise milk prices and fail to reform the antiquated federal milk pricing system. IDFA supports proposals that would expand existing risk management programs for dairy, such as a stand-alone margin insurance program, and allow the marketplace to determine milk prices.
Read the statement by IDFA President and CEO Connie about the bill.