Thursday, January 24, 2013

Farm Foundation to address dairy policy at National Press Club

The Farm Foundation will hold a forum on dairy policy February 6 at the National Press Club:
As Congress navigated its way through options to avoid the fiscal cliff in the final days of 2012, federal dairy policy shared part of the spotlight. In the end, Congressional actions included a nine-month extension of the Farm Bill, averting a legal mandate that had the potential to cause milk prices to more than double.

The challenges and opportunities of U.S. dairy policy will be the focus of the Farm Foundation® Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. The Forum will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington D.C.

Providing insights on potential policy developments will be:
  • Mary Keough Ledman, Keough Ledman and Associates
  • Mitch Davis, Davis Family Dairies, Le Sueur, Minn.
  • Sue M. Taylor, Leprino Foods
  • Other producer perspectives
After the speakers' brief presentations, the floor will be opened for discussion.

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