|Action Alert! Oppose DSA!|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:50|
Contact Senators Boxer and Feinstein
April 19, 2012
The Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to release its draft of the farm bill by Friday afternoon and members are able to offer amendments early next week. The Senate Agriculture Committee has scheduled a markup hearing on the dairy title of the farm bill for next Thursday, April 26.
Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., has indicated that the Senate farm bill dairy title will be very similar to the draft based on the “Dairy Security Act.” Representatives Collin Peterson, D-Minn, and Mike Simpson, R-ID, introduced the “Dairy Security Act” which is based on the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) “Foundation for the Future” proposal.
CDC is not supporting the Dairy Security Act (DSA) because once the dairy support price is eliminated as called for in the bill there will be no price safety net and producers will have less ability to negotiate a fair price. The deregulation in the DSA would lead to a vast and unprecedented increase in forward contracting of milk, fuel further consolidation and shift all price risk to dairy producers.
CDC supports the “Federal Milk Marketing Order Improvement Act” S.1640 introduced by Senator Robert Casey, D-Penn. which would pay dairy producers based upon their cost of production, manage milk inventories to meet market demand and address the impact of unregulated concentrated dairy imports which are now on the rise.
Senator Dianne Feinstein-Fresno Senator Barbara Boxer-Fresno
Capitol Hill office 202-224-3841 Capitol Hill office 202-224-3553
Phone: (559) 485-7430 Phone: (559) 497-5109
Fax: (559) 485-9689 Fax: (202) 228-3864
For more information, contact the CDC Office at (209) 632-
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