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Peterson Seeks to Reveal Dairy Title of Failed Farm Bill Proposal

15:37PM Dec 06, 2011


Representative Peterson plans to urge Chairman Lucas to reveal the dairy title of the failed farm bill proposal.
After collaborating with National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and members from the committee representing states across the country, created Foundation for the Future which turned into the Dairy Security Act introduced as the dairy title of the failed farm bill proposal. Peterson believes that the title included in the proposal was the right one despite criticism and lack of support from groups like the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).
We learned earlier today from Senator Debbie Stabenow that there are no intentions by the committees to release the proposed bill in its entirety, however Peterson hopes to encourage Chairman Lucas to release the dairy title for review by America’s dairy farmers because there will be universal support. The proposed title would reform dairy policies that have been in place for decades.
"I think it’s the right kind of change that we need in dairy," says Peterson. "I’d like to see more, but you do what you can at the time."
Watch this portion of an exclusive interview AgDay anchor Clinton Griffiths did with Pederson today at the Farm Journal Forum.