Dairy Security Act Offers Promise for Dairy Industry

September 23, 2011

STATEMENT

“Since the devastating dairy economy crash of 2009, dairy farmers, industry organizations and cooperatives – including Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) – have worked to develop a new system that better protects the interests of dairymen in a highly volatile industry.

“Today marks a significant development in that process. The Dairy Security Act of 2011 introduced by Reps. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) is a critical step forward for the dairy industry, and the leadership demonstrated by Peterson and Simpson is commendable.

“With the bipartisan bill now before Congress, it is vitally important that the momentum for dairy policy reform does not waver. The Dairy Security Act of 2011 provides producers options to protect their margins and the ability to strengthen exports, both of which will be instrumental in maintaining the vitality of the U.S. dairy industry.”

John Wilson
Senior Vice President