In addition to the consumer and taxpayer groups, restaurant and food groups also oppose milk supply limits. These groups include the National Restaurant Association, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Chain Restaurant Association, the National Grocers Association and the National Frozen Pizza Institute.
Dairy producer groups have also voiced their opposition. The Dairy Policy Action Committee, the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association, Alliance Dairies (Florida), the Board of Directors of Bongards’ Creameries (Minnesota), Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative (Wisconsin), First District Association (Minnesota), High Desert Milk (Idaho), Minnesota Milk Producers Association, National All-Jersey Inc. (Ohio) and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association have all publicly stated their opposition to supply management, as has California Dairies, Inc., the nation’s second-largest dairy cooperative.
“We applaud Representatives Goodlatte and Scott for finding a compromise dairy bill that will bring all stakeholders together,” said Slominski. “Our dairy industry is a growing and important part of our economy, and this Farm Bill proposal will ensure a strong safety net for dairy farmers, while avoiding new regulations that could curb exports and cut jobs. The dairy programs in the Farm Bill should allow the dairy industry a chance to compete and grow without the government regulating the amount of milk a farmer can produce. Today’s consumers around the globe deserve an abundant, affordable and sustainable food supply.”