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Supply Control Would Hurt Taxpayers, Stifle Growth, Slominski Says

Aug 31, 2011

Jerry Slominski, IDFA senior vice president, authored the lead story, "Proposed Dairy Supply Controls Hurt Taxpayers, Stifle Economic Growth," in the summer edition of the National Taxpayers Union newsletter. The article outlines the case against government-mandated supply controls like the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, which is included in draft dairy policy reform legislation offered for discussion by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN).

"Most people recognize that dairy is a staple for many American families, but few understand that the dairy industry is a significant source of jobs and economic growth across the country," said Slominski. "In fact, over the past decade, dairy exports have expanded by nearly $2.5 billion, growth that equates to over 20,000 new jobs in the U.S. and more demand for milk from dairy farmers.

"Yet proposed changes to U.S. dairy policy will undermine these important contributions," he continued. "This proposal will tax dairy farmers when they produce more than government-mandated quotas and will use the funds to interfere in dairy markets."

For more information, contact Slominski at jslominski@idfa.org, or visit www.keepdairystrong.com to learn more about this issue and join the PRO Dairy Coalition.

 
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