Instead, she said IDFA supports an improved margin insurance program to replace programs that no longer work, like the Dairy Product Price Support Program. IDFA also believes that the antiquated Federal Milk Marketing Order system is holding producers back from using modern risk management tools. Tipton called for simplifying the federal orders into a two-class system and urged all industry participants to support a streamlined system that would allow growing markets to thrive.
"We have an opportunity as an industry to change the game, to move from an industry focused on protection and limitations to an industry focused on growth, affordability and profitability," Tipton said. "We look forward to a cooperative approach to developing policies that will allow the U.S. dairy industry to reach its greatest potential."