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NMPF opposes Goodlatte-Scott amendment

NMPF opposes Goodlatte-Scott amendment
Not surprisingly, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) issued a statement opposing the Goodlatte/Scott amendment introduced on Monday, raising concerns House leadership may be pressuring Republican members to vote for the amendment.
“The nation’s dairy farmers strongly oppose efforts in the House to gut the farm bill’s dairy title through an amendment offered by Reps. Goodlatte and Scott,” said Jerry Kozak, NMPF president and CEO. “We urge members of the House to reject this amendment, which would undo four years of hard work to develop a new, cost-effective safety net for America’s dairy farmers.
“We understand that the House leadership is pressuring members to vote in favor of the Goodlatte-Scott amendment,” he continued. “But if the debate on the farm bill’s dairy title is about what the best policy is for taxpayers and consumers, as well as farmers, then we have the best case to make to Congress.