Dairy Report: Tornado Hits New Mexico Dairies; Dairy PRIDE is Back

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Stock photo of a dairy. ( Farm Journal )

A tornado that touched down south of Roswell, New Mexico, hit an area with several dairies and the Dairy PRIDE Act has been proposed again in Congress to tackle mislabeling of dairy products. For more on these stories watch the AgDay video above or read the following news brief links.

Tornado Damages Dairies in New Mexico Forcing Cows to be Put Down

A tornado on March 12 near Roswell, New Mexico, damaged a number of dairy farms and forced at least one farm to euthanize at least 150 cattle.

DAIRY PRIDE Act Aims to Tackle Mislabeling of Non-Dairy Products

A bipartisan bill proposed in both branches of Congress looks to combat the issue of mislabeled non-dairy products that unfairly use dairy names like milk, yogurt and cheese. The Defending Against Imitations and Replacements of Yogurt, milk, and cheese to Promote Regular Intake of Dairy Everyday Act (DAIRY PRIDE Act) was proposed by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) on March 14.

The House of Representatives also introduced the DAIRY PRIDE Act on March 14, with Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Mike Simpson (R-ID) serving as the leads.

The DAIRY PRIDE Act was previously proposed in the 115th Congress session during 2017 with Senator Baldwin and Rep. Welch serving as sponsors for the bill that had many of the same cosponsors. The bill did not make it far through either side of Congress with it only being read or referred to during committees or subcommittees.