Dairy Farmers have a great opportunity on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 10:00 AM. Senator Leahy of Vermont will hold a judiciary hearing to take testimony on the "Crisis on the Farm, State of Competition and Prospects For Sustainability in the Northeast Dairy Industry" This is an opportunity for farmers and stakeholders of our industry to provide written testimony and to listen to the panel of witness compiled for this hearing. If you have information to provide it is imperative that you take the time to do it. This is our industry and if we want it to improve than we need to take a stand and make it better. We have a chance to make a difference, we have a voice, let's use it. the Vermont team of Congressman Welch, Senator Sanders and Senator Leahy, we applaud you for your support in investigating this issue. This has been one of our gravest concerns for our industry. Again, we encourage everyone from the Northeast to attend, if you need help with directions, please call. 802-848-7446. Dairy Farmers Working Together
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Why do you support the Dairy Price Stabilization Program? If you haven't heard of it or had a chance to see a copy please go to www.dfwt.org or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The time is now to get involved with a national idea to provide stability to our dairy industry. We as dairy farmers need to agree on something soon, let us come together to help ourselves out of this crisis. Danielle Goodrich is a young Vermont Dairy Farmer who is full of promise for our state and we want to keep her in the industry. This program has the potential to do just that. Dairy Farmers Working Together presented this program with Holstein USA, Gary Genske, and Milk Producers Council at the National Milk Producers Strategic Milk Meeting in August. We continue to outreach around the country and in Washington to promote this program and the concept of stability for our industry. Please work with us towards this goal. We cannot afford to lose young farms like Danielle every time this cycle hits.