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Dairy manufacturers send letters opposing Peterson bill

Twenty-five dairy manufacturers have sent letters to members of the House and Senate agriculture committees opposing the Dairy Security Act that is likely to be included in the next farm bill, the International Dairy Foods Association said in a news release.

Coalitions of Illinois companies, South Dakota companies, Pennsylvania companies and Iowa companies sent letters to their respective members of Congress. New York companies also submitted written testimony after a House Agriculture Committee hearing at which they were not invited to testify.

The letters varied somewhat but each made the point that the dairy manufacturers expect the dairy stabilization program developed by the National Milk Producers Federation and introduced by House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., to be included in the next farm bill, and that they oppose it.

IDFA member letters opposing Dairy Security Act