What a Government Shutdown Means for the Dairy Industry
“Some of the programs in the 2018 Farm Bill begin to expire at the end of September. Most of them including a love of the dairy safety network expire at the end of this calendar year. And so unless they pass either a new farm bill or get an extension of current policy, we could also be looking at the expiration of some key farm programs here in the coming months.”
Also at issue is the modernizing of the federal milk marketing order, which is currently undergoing a USDA hearing in Indianapolis, Indiana.
“If the government does indeed shut down the funding for that hearing, the judge that's overseeing it. They're renting of space in Indianapolis where the hearings taking place that would all come to a screeching halt.”
More on the federal milk marketing order hearing itself in tomorrow's report.