NMPF favors farm bill

The chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation says his organization is generally happy with the dairy provisions contained in the conferenced farm bill passed last week by the U.S. House.

Randy Mooney of Rogersville, Missouri, tells Brownfield the measure was passed without the dairy market stabilization provision, which was favored by the federation. It does, however, have other features the federation wanted.

“One, making sure that large and small producers across the country are treated the same, and we accomplished that,” Mooney told Brownfield Ag News. “Two, we wanted a better safety net, we wanted another tool that farmers could manage the risk; we actually didn’t have the tools that they had in crop insurance and others, so now we have another tool to manage risk.”

The House passed farm bill is being considered by the Senate this week.

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