Leadership of the National Milk Producers Federation was at World Dairy Expo Wednesday promoting the Dairy Security Act of 2011 introduced by Congressman Collin Peterson based upon the Foundation for the Future Plan. There are some changes to the plan they first introduced a couple of years ago including a move to make participation in the supply management provision in the plan optional. Chris Galen is with NMPF.
Also attending the news conference on Wednesday were Wisconsin Farm Bureau president Bill Bruins along with Dave Daniels from Kenosha County who serves on the American Farm Bureau Federation dairy committee. Bruins says with the changes made to the plan, the Wisconsin Farm Bureau endorses the legislation and promises a “full court press” on the state’s Congressional delegation to get it passed. Daniels says AFBF is also taking a look at the bill.