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Posted by Sandy Sickles on October 16, 2018 at 5:38 pm
I've read many of the proposals and this one seems to have real potential. I also applaud you, Addie, for attending the Albany meeting. Quality is very important to our consumers and this approach would not only assure that quality, but also provide a price to dairy farmers that more closely covers cost of production. As a dairy farmer myself, it would sure be advantageous to be able to plan ahead with a more consistent milk price. Thank you for taking the time and effort on our behalf.
Posted by Melissa Bravo on August 17, 2018 at 9:51 am
So glad you made the effort to come to this event and offer a proposal. It is the duty of our elected officials to respond to a crisis and I am damn proud of NY for recognizing this fundamental expectation.
I think your proposal has merit and follows the quality - quantity - quota (Q3 system) approach necessary at this time. I am hopeful that each STATE will, through a Dairy Task Force, come to the table with similar proposal that reflects their recognition of the value to their state economy by their dairy industry and that every legislature who represents a county with dairy production will be required to invest as much time and effort as you have done for NY. Pride in 'our' state and 'our' state heritage goes hand in hand with pride in our own individual farm's legacy. If each state would propose a similar solution that works for their farming community - past and present, we would surely have a national plan that would work for everyone. We have to recognize diversity and different ways of production based on geographic, topographic and demographic distinctions in what ever approach is adopted.
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