Dairy industry advisory committee meetings scheduled

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the third and fourth meetings of the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee will be held at USDA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The purpose of the meetings is to discuss farm milk price volatility and dairy farmer profitability, and to review various industry proposals and analysis, allowing comments from the public.

The meetings are scheduled for Sept. 23 and 24 and Oct. 12 and 13.  The September meetings and the meeting on Oct. 12 will take place at the Jamie L. Whitten Building in the Williamsburg Room (rooms 104-A and 107A).  The meeting on Sept. 23 will begin at 8:30 a.m., and on Sept. 24 the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m.  The October 13 meeting will be held in the USDA South Building, Room 3074, 14 Street, SW, and Independence Avenue, Washington, DC.  All meetings are open to the public.

To submit written comments for consideration by the committee or to find out more, visit the committee website at www.fsa.usda.gov/diac.  Notice of the meeting was published in the Sept. 3 Federal Register.

Source: USDA

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