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Do We Really Want Washington Running Our Industry?

Aug 31, 2011

That’s the question IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton asks and answers in her Cheese Market News column this month.

"We've had too much government interference for too long in the U.S. dairy industry," Tipton said. "Give us the tools for farms and businesses to operate effectively in the marketplace and let them succeed in the marketplace."

She calls for eliminating dairy price supports, bolstering the existing margin insurance program, allowing tax-deferred savings accounts for farmers and simplifying federal milk pricing. Read the full column here.

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