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National Family Farm Coalition

Farmers and Allies Urge Immediate Government Action to End Dairy Crisis

More than fifty family farmer, labor and consumer organizations urged federal agriculture policymakers to take immediate steps to help US dairy farmers, who have struggled for years with milk prices that are well below their costs of production. In a letter sent to House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairs and Ranking Members and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, the groups detailed several actions including: a milk floor price set at $20 per hundred pounds (cwt); establishment of a program to purchase excess milk for food banks; a moratorium on federal funds granted to industrial livestock operations ("factory farms"); federal hearings on the milk pricing structure; and implementation of a dairy supply management program to stabilize prices.

Full text of the letter and signees can be found here or in the below PDF. 

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