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The Wheels On The Bus GO Round and Round…..
Yep, we are back at it. Leaving our farms, our jobs, to fight yet again for a fair price. (Thank you to Western United Dairymen and Western Milling for making this bus happen). They realize that the numbers speak volumes and show just how important this is to us dairy farmers.
Secretary of Ag. Karen Ross refused to help…400 dairy families are gone. Assembly Member Richard Pan (9th District) introduced a bill to help California Dairy Farmers.
“Assembly Agriculture Committee set to debate Assembly Bill 31 – – California is on course to losing 100 dairies each year. Assemblyman Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) has proposed new legislation to remedy an unfair cost-setting scheme that threatens to force hundreds of Californias local, family-run dairies to shut down. Assembly Bill 31 will allow the state Agriculture Secretary to change a flawed dairy cost structure that now allows cheese makers to pay far less for milk in California than in other states. This legislation will fix an unfair set of rules that allows cheese producers to enjoy comfortable profits while dairy farmers risk losing everything, said Gary Conover, Director of Government Relations for Western United Dairymen. AB31 will level the playing field for dairy farmers, protect Californias spot as the nations top milk producer, and preserve our rich history of supporting family-run farms”
THANK YOU Assemblyman PAN….I appreciate your effort. I PRAY we get this much needed relief.
Local supporters of dairy bill heading to Sacramento (click for full story)