Consumer groups urge Senate agriculture committee to accept House language on dairy title
Three groups urged the Senators to hold up House language removing market stabilization from the Farm Bill.
Consumer Action, Consumer League of America and National Consumers League sent a letter to the Senate agriculture committee urging it to accept House language removing the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP) from the dairy title of the 2013 farm bill. The groups say they oppose regulations that impose limits on dairy production, citing a Congressional Research Service document that says DMSP would ultimately raise dairy prices for consumers. Most affected, say the consumer groups, would be low-income families that spend more on food as a percentage of income than other groups.