The U.S. Senate vote on Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) resolution of disapproval, S.J. Res 26, has been postponed until June 10. Sen. Murkowski introduced legislation earlier this year to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from continuing their efforts to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
The National Milk Producers Federation joined 137 other agriculture organizations in a letter to Sen. Murkowski supporting her introduction of the resolution. The groups stated that such regulatory actions would carry severe consequences for the U.S. economy, including America’s farmers and ranchers, through increased input costs and international market disparities.
NMPF says that if this resolution fails, nearly 99 percent of all U.S. dairy farms could be hit with new EPA regulations.
At this time, there are 40 cosponsors signed on to the legislation. Dairy farmers are urged to contract their Senator before the upcoming vote to show support for the resolution.
Source: National Milk Producers Federation