Bipartisan success in extending farm bill for dairy support

Nov 21, 2023

In a move applauded by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Congress has successfully extended critical components of the farm bill as part of the latest spending agreement. This bipartisan accomplishment was led by Agriculture Committee Chairs Glenn Thompson and Debbie Stabenow, along with Ranking Members David Scott and John Boozman. 

The extension is a boon for dairy farmers nationwide, as it continues the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, a fundamental safety net in the industry. The stability provided by this extension is vital, especially given the program's broad impact on the dairy farming community. 

This legislative action includes an update to the 2019 production history, a key element for those participating in the DMC program. The NMPF is enthusiastically anticipating the 2024 DMC sign-up, signaling their readiness to make the most of this legislative support. 

Moreover, the NMPF is committed to working in close coordination with the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. Their goal is to ensure the prompt development and implementation of a comprehensive, five-year farm bill, further solidifying support for the agricultural sector. 

This recent legislative update underscores a significant step forward in providing continuous support and assurance to the dairy farming community in the United States. 

Source : wisconsinagconnection
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