Nuttelman urged the committee to carefully consider recommendations to reform or reshape dairy policy in the future. He cautioned members of the Agriculture Committee that “it would be far worse than the current crisis if we put policies in place that would hurt our ability to fulfill the opportunities that we may encounter in the domestic market, as well as the international market.
“Producers, like me, agree that the more than 70-year-old safety net programs need revamping,” he said. “It needs to be made more relevant for the future to avoid the conditions we are now experiencing.”
Read Nuttleman’s entire testimony.
Meanwhile, NMPF board member Tom Wakefield testified before the House Subcommittee on Livestock and Dairy on the dairy economic crisis earlier this summer.
Source: National Milk Producers Federation