Public Forum on Saving the Dairy Forum 10-19-09 (PART 4 of 4)

October 23, 2009

Dairy farmers and industry leaders from across the state gave testimony at the State Capitol on October 19th to offer solutions regarding the ongoing milk crisis which has been described as a “Depression” for farmers.

In August, Senator Young introduced the 2009 Dairy Investment Act, which would provide $60 million of direct emergency relief to struggling dairy farmers.  The program, which has sponsors from both sides of the aisle, is modeled after a successful effort in 2007 that was sponsored and passed by Senator Young when she was Senate Agriculture Chair.