Friday, July 31, 2009

New Dairy Bill

In the search box type in "S.1542", click on bill number

Title: A bill to impose tariff-rate quotas on certain casein and milk protein concentrates.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 7/30/2009)

Cosponsors (5)

Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI]
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN]
Sen Murray, Patty [WA]
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT]
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH]

Presently, caseins and milk protein concentrates come into the country, not as dairy products but, as chemicals. This bill will correct that problem and make the use of these imported products just a little more costly.

This bill, if passed, and it seems Senator Schumer is dedicated to passage, is a step in the right direction.


  1. Fully agree John and it is one thing EVERY dairy farmer can get behind without any regional, size, or management style arguements.

  2. John,
    Begining to look like we might have Washington's ear: maybe,just maybe,Congress is coming around, but we as an industry need to pile it on - Don't get complacent! Keep hammering home our dire need! In the dairy processors we are opposed by wealthy, ruthless, amoral SOB's:Greg Engels and his ilk aren't down for the count yet! We MUST continue to heed Fredrick Douglas-"AGITATE! AGITATE!" Keep hammering home our dire need... remember, we're bettin' the farm on this one! Nate Wilson