NMPF to Congress: It's harvest time on Capitol Hill

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Jim Mulhern, Chief Operating Officer of the National Milk Producers Federation, released the following statement in response to the passage of the farm bill's nutrition program in House of Representatives:

“Now that the House has passed its nutrition policy portion of the farm bill, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urges House leaders to quickly appoint conferees who should, with their counterparts in the Senate, finish work on a new farm bill and get it passed into law.  It’s harvest time outside of Washington; it needs to be on Capitol Hill as well.

For the nation’s dairy farmers, it is critical for agriculture leaders in the House and Senate to include in the 2013 farm bill the provisions of the Dairy Security Act, which has already been approved this year by both the House and Senate Agriculture committees.

The Dairy Security Act will provide dairy farmers with a cost-effective safety net, while protecting consumers and taxpayers at the same time.  Dairy producers have been waiting two years to know the details of the federal dairy safety net. They need this information to make business decisions. Along with the rest of American agriculture, milk producers nationwide urge lawmakers to take this critical last step in the evolution of a better farm program.”

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larry fancher    
colorado  |  September, 21, 2013 at 06:30 AM

Mrs. Obama has caused whole milk to be removed from school lunches and instead skim takes over as schoice. Skim milk has less fat yet has more lactose, a 10% increase. No education efforts about lactase non-persistence. Is there no moral direction about it being wrong to feed a laxative to children as that is how lactose acts in those without suffcient lactase(beta1to4 "O" glycoside) to hudrolyze load ingested. When will the dairy industry admit that the lactase enzyme is a beta 1to4 "O" glycosidase that hydrolyzes all beta1to4 "O" glycosides such as phlorizin, pectin, tomatine, gentiobeiose, various gums are also on that list as well as the coloring agent in yellor cheese, Annatto? Truth eludes the dairy lobby as they only look for more government welfare and could care less about the consumers education of the dangers of dairy products.

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