IDFA prepares for Senate Farm Bill markupPrint
As the U.S. Senate prepares to mark up a 2012 Farm Bill on Wednesday, April 25, dairy processing industry leaders will be in Washington, D.C. to urge members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to oppose the Dairy Security Act (H.R. 3062) as the dairy title in the Farm Bill. They will participate in a press briefing, urging alternative policy that provides an insurance-based safety net for dairy farmers.
Participants will include: Jerry Slominski, International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) senior vice president, legislative and economic affairs; and IDFA member companies – David Ahlem, vice president of dairy procurement and policy, Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc.; Miriam Erickson Brown, president and CEO, Anderson Erickson Dairy; and Jon Davis, president and CEO, Davisco Foods International.
The briefing is set for April 24, 10 a.m., in the Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
IDFA’s 200 dairy processing members and their 175 divisions, subsidiaries and joint ventures run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. IDFA member companies represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced, marketed and exported in the U.S.