As this long-term approach progresses, NMPF continues to focus on short-terms steps to help farmers, including urging the Congress to appropriate $350 million in dairy aid to farmers in the fall. House and Senate appropriators are expected to decide in the coming days on the extent of the aid package, and how it will be used. NMPF has recommended that Congress allocate the money for purchases of cheese products that would then be donated to food banks and similar charitable organizations that serve needy populations.
In other recent action taken to combat the persistent slump in milk prices, NMPF’S Cooperatives Working Together program is concluding its second herd retirement of the past five months and examining immediate next steps.
Listen to AgriTalk's interview with Chris Galen of the National Milk Producers Federation.
Source: National Milk Producers Federation