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|Friday, 20 April 2012 09:01|
The Missouri Dairy Association (MDA) has joined a coalition of 27 dairy farmer organizations supporting the Dairy Security Act in the 2012 Farm Bill.
“It is time to reform federal dairy policy by enacting the Dairy Security Act (DSA) as part of the next Farm Bill.
The Dairy Security Act is an update to our safety net policies for the 21st century. It provides flexibility and options for each individual dairy. Not only can the provisions in the legislation be customized to each dairy, there is also an option for any dairy to completely exempt itself from the programs.”
“Our Missouri dairy farmers are on a roller coaster of volatility right now as our farm level milk prices are slumping but our feeds costs continue rising,” says Larry Purdom, MDA president and a dairy farmer from Purdy. “Feed cost represents roughly half of our input costs for making milk.
We will also encourage Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill to support the Dairy Security Act,” says Purdom.