Panel To Address Drivers Of Dairy Policy Decisions In 2007 Farm

US - When the 2007 growing season ends, the farm bill will technically expire. Dairy will be front and center as lawmakers confront that deadline and decide whether to extend the farm bill with bit of tinkering, as they did in 2002, or substantively amend it.
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The issues and factors that will likely drive decisions in "one of the most complicated parts of agricultural policy" will be the focus of a panel discussion and open forum on Saturday, March 10, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc.

Bringing different perspectives to the discussion will be Washington insiders Chris Galen of National Milk Producers Federation, Ruth Dyk Saunders of the International Dairy Foods Association, and Charlie Garrison of The Garrison Group LLC. They will focus on areas of consensus and contention in the dairy provisions and also identify issues of importance to the industry outside of the farm bill.

Chris Galen is the Senior Vice President of Communications for the National Milk Producers Federation, the Arlington, Virginia-based trade association that has represented the interests of U.S. dairy producers since 1916. As NMPF spokesman with the news media and the public, Galen is responsible for shaping the content and tone of its messages on issues as diverse as economic policy, environmental, food safety and animal health regulations, and international trade. Galen previously held a similar position with the National-American Wholesale Grocers Association and before that worked on the staffs for two U.S. representatives and in the White House Press Office at the end of the Reagan administration.

Source: HighPlainsJournal
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