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Dairy Farmers Get $16 Million Boost in House Bill
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/08/2023

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill that would invest $16 million per year in dairy businesses. The Dairy Business Innovation Act, introduced by Reps. Derrick Van Orden (R-WI) and Cindy Axne (D-IA), would provide grants and technical assistance to dairy farmers and businesses to help them innovate, modernize, and diversify.

The bill is supported by several dairy organizations, including the National Milk Producers Federation, the American Dairy Association, and the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. The organizations say the bill would help dairy farmers and businesses to compete in the global marketplace and ensure that dairy products are available to consumers for years to come.

The Dairy Business Innovation Act would provide grants for a variety of projects, including:

Developing new dairy products and marketing strategies

Investing in new technology and equipment

Expanding into new markets

Conducting research on dairy production and nutrition

The Dairy Business Innovation Act is a bipartisan effort to support dairy farmers and businesses. The bill is backed by a number of dairy organizations and is supported by economists who say it would boost the dairy industry and create jobs.

The grants would be awarded to dairy farmers and businesses that are developing new products, investing in new technology, expanding into new markets, or conducting research on dairy production and nutrition.

Technical assistance would be provided to dairy farmers and businesses on a variety of topics, such as business planning, marketing, financial management, and technology adoption.

The bill is also supported by economists who say it would boost the dairy industry and create jobs.

The Dairy Business Innovation Act is a positive step for the dairy industry. The bill would provide much-needed support to dairy farmers and businesses and help them to compete in the global marketplace. The bill is also supported by a number of dairy organizations and economists, which gives it a strong chance of passing into law.


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