FarmPolicy

July 16, 2019

Farm Bill Issues, and The American Power Act

Farm Bill Issues: Dairy

A news release issued yesterday by Rep. Jim Costa (D-California) stated that, “[Jim Costa] today introduced legislation to protect American jobs and strengthen our nation’s dairy industry. The Dairy Price Stabilization Act promotes market stability and individual dairy farmers’ ability to grow their own business.

“‘While periods of boom and bust are not new to the dairy industry, our dairy families cannot afford another year of low milk checks that don’t even cover the cost of production,’ said Costa. ‘The dairy price crisis is devastating our local economy and ability to create and sustain jobs. This bill will help the dairy industry get back on track and curb the milk price volatility that is driving dairy farmers in the Valley and our nation out of business.’”

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