Bipartisan Congressional Letter Voices Support for Tackling of Canada’s Protectionist Dairy Practices

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Adding to the groundswell of recognition that Canada’s protectionist dairy policies are harmful to U.S. dairy exports, a bipartisan group of 68 members of the House of Representatives wrote to President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to insist that Canada comply with its dairy trade commitments, including those under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At a time when questions are arising about the future of the …


NMPF Statement on President Trump’s Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute with Canada

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Statement of Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation “We thank President Donald Trump for speaking out in Wisconsin against the harmful pricing policy Canada implemented in an effort to stifle competition with the United States. We have repeatedly stressed that trade must be fair and that all countries should be held accountable when they break the rules. Canada’s …


Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog

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by Jim Mulhern, President, CEO National Milk Producers Federation If experience is the best teacher, Congress should have learned an important lesson from the experience with the dairy Margin Protection Program during the past two years: letting policy be dictated by an inaccurate Congressional Budget Office computer model that attempts to predict costs of a proposed program 10 years into …


Strengthening Dairy Safety Net Program Must be Priority as Farm Bill Discussions Commence

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As Congress begins its deliberations on the next farm bill, improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program must be a top priority for lawmakers, said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, who spoke today before the House Agriculture Committee. During the farm bill hearing on Capitol Hill, Mulhern told committee members that the dairy Margin …


Farmers Need Solution to Immigration Challenge

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by Jim Mulhern, President, CEO, NMPF Too many of the nation’s dairy farmers are facing an ongoing, daunting challenge: finding enough American workers to fill jobs on their farms, even when they provide wages higher than those paid by other local jobs.  This “between a rock and hard place” dilemma has grown more acute as the national unemployment rate has …

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NMPF Asks USDA for Assistance

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NMPF Asks USDA to Provide Assistance to Dairy Farmers Struggling from Global Milk Price Depression As America’s dairy farmers endure the lowest milk prices since the Great Recession of 2009, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide a measure of relief by purchasing at least $100 million worth of cheese products for donation to …