At the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting in New Orleans, dairy farmers were challenged to take a proactive role in farm policy. NMPF Milk Chairman Randy Mooney, who farms in Missouri, addressed the immigration issue. “Immigration is not a large farm issue; it’s not a small farm issue; it’s a dairy farm issue,” said Mooney. “I had the worst year on my farm last year that I ever had. It wasn’t necessarily about economics. I had a labor problem and economics don’t make a bit of difference if you don’t have anybody to do the work.” Mooney advocated for an immigration bill that is moving through Congress. In addition to the NMPF, this meeting included the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and the United Dairy Industry Association.
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