The administration’s FY’07 budget proposal for USDA revealed at a press conference today by Ag Secretary Mike Johanns includes reductions in two dairy price support programs and a new tax on dairy production.
Our U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns, was on the program early today here at the Cattle Industry Convention. He spoke for about 25 minutes before taking some questions from the floor.
Today’s USDA radio newsline featured a story by Gary Crawford with audio from USDA Economist, Keith Collins.
I’m sure it will be a wise expense of funds. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) has approved the authorization of $6 million on a one-time basis for the purpose of funding a three-year study on air emissions from U.S. dairy farms.
Last week the National Milk Producers Federation came out formally in support of a proposal by the FDA to “allow for the use of liquid ultrafiltered milk in the manufacture of standardized cheeses and cheese products.” According to their latest newsletter:
In Pennsylvania they want their dairy to be excellent. That’s why they have the Center For Dairy Excellence. It’s a very excellent website, full of good resources too.
I thought I’d share a little DFA Radio Talk on the “. . . controversial hearing regarding amendments to the Pacific Northwest and Arizona-Las Vegas milk marketing orders spanned four months and three cities in late 2003 and early 2004 – but it’s finally resulted in USDA’s announcement of a final decision.
A little butter makes things better. In this case The Farm Show got kicked off in Pennsylvania with a sculpture crafted from 800 pounds of butter that was donated by the Land O’Lakes plant in Carlisle, PA.
USDA will be holding a “national” public hearing on a proposal to seek changes to the “Class III and Class IV milk price formula manufacturing allowances for all Federal milk marketing orders. USDA will take evidence at the hearing to determine whether emergency marketing conditions exist that would warrant omission of a recommended decision.”