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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to Open Dairy Forum

Oct 25, 2017

IDFA is pleased that Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chair of the House Judiciary Committee and senior member of the House Agriculture Committee, will deliver the opening remarks at Dairy Forum 2018 in Palm Desert, California. Kicking off the event with the Chairman’s lecture, Rep. Goodlatte will discuss dairy’s place in the farm bill’s path to passage and outline his efforts to create a guest-worker program that works for dairy.

“Chairman Bob Goodlatte is a deeply respected agricultural leader on Capitol Hill and a good friend of dairy,” said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO. “His firsthand knowledge of how the farm bill is taking shape and insights on immigration legislation will be invaluable information for all attendees.”

Rep. Goodlatte has been an active member of the Judiciary Committee since arriving in Congress in 1993 and has served in several leadership positions. During the 108th and 109th Congresses, he served as chairman of the Agriculture Committee.

For an introduction to his insight and commentary, follow Rep. Goodlatte’s Twitter account at @RepGoodlatte.

Dairy Forum 2018

This year’s event promises to pack a powerful program of sessions covering the policies, regulations and trends that will define the future of the dairy industry. Visit the online agenda for a full listing of sessions and topics, and register online.

Dairy Forum 2018 will be held Jan. 21-24 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California. For more information, visit the Dairy Forum 2018 site.

Members with questions may contact Melissa Lembke, IDFA manager of meetings and educational services, at

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