"For the sake of taxpayers and consumers, American farm policy must be put on a path paved by free-market principles. Distortionary government programs that manipulate supply and demand in order to raise prices should be completely off the table in a Congress dedicated to fiscal responsibility and limited government," the letter concluded.
The letter from taxpayer groups is available here.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at www.idfa.org .
Source: International Dairy Foods Association