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NMPF says members of Congress should meet dairy farmers

The National Milk Producers Federation today called on members of Congress to meet with dairy farmers during the August recess to discuss the need for a new five-year farm bill.

“We hope that members of Congress will take time to visit local dairy farms to experience up-close the challenges dairy farmers are facing and understand why it is so imperative to pass a five-year farm bill which includes a better safety net for farmers,” National Milk President and CEO Jerry Kozak said in a news release.

“We are approaching a crisis comparable to or worse than that of 2009, when dairy farmers lost $20 billion in equity and thousands of farmers went out of business.”