Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the first meeting of the newly established Dairy Industry Advisory Committee will be held April 13-15 at USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C., at the Jamie L. Whitten Building. The meeting is open to the public.
The Dairy Industry Advisory Committee was chartered to review farm milk price volatility and dairy farmer profitability. The committee will make recommendations to the secretary on how USDA can best address these issues to meet the dairy industry's needs, both short- and long-term. The committee will also provide feedback on how recent actions taken by USDA have affected the dairy industry.
Notice of the meeting is scheduled to be published in the today’s Federal Register.