On July 13, 2018, the Midwest Dairy Coalition called on U.S. Secretary Perdue to provide immediate emergency assistance to dairy farmers, in light of the significant downturn in dairy prices resulting from the retaliatory tariffs imposed on U.S. dairy products by our major dairy trading partners, particularly Mexico and China. With the worsening trade war, Secretary Perdue has made public statements suggesting that he plans to take action to compensate farmers for the harms they suffer as a result of the retaliatory tariffs on farm products. The Midwest Dairy Coalition's letter to the Secretary gives our input on how to structure that emergency assistance for dairy farmers and the need to take action immediately.
On December 20, 2018, the President signed the new 5-year Farm Bill into law. The bill, officially called the "Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018," includes significant reforms to dairy risk management program options that will help provide greater economic stability for participating dairy farmers,.
See what Midwest Dairy Coalition Members are saying about the new Farm Bill:
Here you will find archived documents for past issues involving the Midwest Dairy Coalition. Information is provided in list form. Click each item for additional information.