More than a dozen conservative and anti-tax groups wrote to Congress this week, voicing their opposition to milk supply management. "On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of our organizations, we urge you to oppose all efforts to include the DMSP (Dairy Market Stabilization Program) as part of the Farm Bill," the letter said.
The groups include the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Tax Reform, R Street, The Club for Growth, Taxpayers for Common Sense, FreedomWorks, Cost of Government Center, Competitive Enterprise Institute, American Commitment, Campaign for Liberty, Taxpayers Protection Alliance and the Center for Individual Freedom.
Americans for Tax Reform and the Cost of Government Center also sent a separate letter to the House of Representatives, urging its members to reject supply management programs in the next Farm Bill.
"Any agriculture package should seek to reform and eliminate arbitrary price controls and subsidies that increase government intervention into dairy markets," the letter said. "Importantly, the next Farm Bill should reject the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP), a harmful quota program that was proposed during the last Congress."
IDFA has consistently opposed the inclusion of any supply management provision in the new Farm Bill. Instead, IDFA supports H.R. 1741, the Dairy Freedom Act, a bipartisan compromise dairy bill without supply management that was recently introduced by Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and David Scott (D-GA).
The letters are available here and here.
For more information, contact Jerry Slominski, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.