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U.S. Dairy Groups Favor Senate Farm Bill

By Amanda Brodhagen,

The National Milk Producers Federation are urging U.S. dairy farmers to contact their Senators and Members of Congress about the Dairy Security Act (DSA), which stabilizes milk prices included in the Senate measure, but is absent in the House’s version of the bill.

Market stabilization was stripped out of the House bill, which is called the Goodlatte-Scott measure, which does away with a crucial aspect from DSA. Dairy farmers are asked to act now, to contact their representatives to show support for the importance of DSM being included in the final farm bill, which will be reconciled at conference.

The farm bill conference is expected to start in Sept. The 2008 farm bill extension expires Sept. 30. The federation has created an email form for dairy producers to fill out and send to their representatives. More information can be found on their website at:


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