Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Mike Conaway, (R-Texas), spoke Dec. 13 at the American Dairy Coalition 2017 annual business meeting.
The meeting was attended by producers and allied businesses of the dairy industry from across the country. Rep. Conway briefed attendees on progress the Agriculture Committee has made on the upcoming Farm Bill and urged ADC to rally the dairy industry into a united front for the 2018 Farm Bill. He said everything is on track for the Farm Bill to be brought to the House Floor early next year and the final Farm Bill to be completed by next fall.
Conaway addressed the rising concerns over a lack of a reliable safety net tool for the dairy industry. He discussed new policy that is moving forward that will improve current tools dairy producers are using for risk management because of the continued loss of profitability due to depressed milk prices. ADC will release more details as they become available. Continue reading “Conaway urges dairy farmers to stay vocal”