AFBF adopts dairy policy dealing with COVID challenges

The chief economist of American Farm Bureau says delegates adopted important dairy policies at the recent 2021 virtual convention. John Newton tells Brownfield Ag News, “We adopted new policy, really, to deal with some of the challenges we’ve seen this past year in terms of volatility in milk prices, dealing with the negative PPDs and depooling of milk.”

Newton says delegates also reaffirmed support for farmers to be able to cast an individual and confidential ballot during federal order hearings…

“I think we addressed all the pressing issues in the dairy industry.”

Milk price volatility was made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in financial damages to dairy farmers of more than $2-and-a-half billion dollars.

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