The National Milk Producers Federation and the National Dairy Board met in-person this past week to look back on the year and plan for 2022. National Milk Producers Federation Senior Vice President of Communications Alan Bjerga says farm programs were part of the discussion. “In the last year, we’ve seen improvements in the Dairy Margin Coverage program. We had seen the creation of new initiatives like the Dairy Donation Program, which links dairy products with families that need them. We also need a revamp of the Federal Milk Marketing Orders.” There were conversations about U.S. trade during the dairy checkoff portion of the meeting. “This involved a discussion with Krista Harden, the head of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. It looks like 2021 is going to be a record year for trade, but everyone is hearing about supply chain issues, crimping the ability for the U.S. to be a reliable exporter.”
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