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Small Business Administration: Tell us Your Regulatory Burdens

May 17, 2017

The Small Business Administration (SBA), a federal agency devoted to assisting small American businesses, has announced plans to host roundtable discussions across the country to find out what regulations most concern small companies. The roundtables, formed in part to comply with President Trump’s executive orders on regulatory reform and reduction, will allow dairy company professionals to share firsthand accounts with regulators and to ask for regulatory changes.

The SBA Office of Advocacy announced Baton Rouge and New Orleans as the locations of its first set of discussions, and invited small businesses from around the nation to participate.

The agency plans to announce additional locations and times at a later date. Companies unable to attend may submit online forms to the agency detailing regulatory concerns. IDFA is soliciting feedback on whether to submit comments to SBA on behalf of small dairy companies. Interested members may contact Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and counsel, at

For more information, visit “Regulatory Roundtables” on the SBA website.

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