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- FOOD MASTER
“It’s pretty easy to see how the small farms will get squeezed out of business faster by this new government program,” says Jerry Slominski, IDFA senior vice president of legislative affairs and economic policy. “The solution is to offer dairy farmers the same opportunity for catastrophic and revenue insurance that is being offered to other farmers. Congress expects to spend $90 billion over the next 10 years on such insurance programs for other commodities but refuses to budget any of this for dairy farmers.”
The Dairy Security Act of 2011 is designed to update the safety net for producers, to avoid a repeat of conditions in 2009, when milk prices plunged.