American Dairy Coalition Inc.
PO Box 10976, Green Bay, WI 54307-0976
ADC Founder, Laurie Fischer and Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan
Introduce coalition members and our issues to key federal and state policy makers and educate them about ADC’s objectives and why our objectives are so critical to the future of dairy farming in the United States
Real-time updates to coalition members on critical federal policy changes, regulatory rules, and farm situations
Dairy farms are going out of business at an alarming rate and the price of milk continues to decline. Meanwhile, the sales of plant-based alternatives are up 61 percent over the past five years and are projected to continue to gain market share into the future. As the consumption of fluid milk continues to decrease, we simply can no longer stand by and let deceitful plant-based alternative beverage marketing tactics slide by unchallenged.
It appears an upcoming FDA hearing could open the door to a new definition of milk, which would allow plant-based products to legally use the FDA standard when labeling plant-based alternative products. We must not let this happen.
We are asking you to send in written comments and, if possible, testify in person at this hearing on:
July 26, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Electronic or written comments on this public hearing must be received no later than August 27, 2018.
Your comments should be based on EPA’s request for consideration to modernize their standards of identity to provide more flexibility for the development of healthier products, while making sure consumers have accurate information about these food products.
LEARN MORE ABOUT ADC'S PROTECTING MILK INTEGRITY INITIATIVE HERE.
We are the voice of progressive, modern dairy, livestock and agriculture farmers in the nation.
We are an industry organization led by farmers. This ensures that those most affected by governmental policy have a vehicle to protect their interests and ensure the growth and future livelihood of the industry. The American Dairy Coalition focuses on federal dairy, agriculture, and livestock policy. Successful policy-making, in order to best serve our industry, must start in Washington. We focus only on top priority issues in order to remain nimble and quickly adapt to the ever-changing federal policy-making environment. To ensure the dairy, livestock and agriculture industry’s voice is heard, a consistent presence on a federal level is vital, not only to make sure the right policies are passed, but to ensure they remain protected from activists' attempts to overturn them.
July 11th, 2018
URGENT: Our Best Shot at a Guest-worker Program is NOW
House Leadership has announced they are committed to bringing a combination AG Act/ Legal Workforce Act to the House Floor for a vote this month.
It is absolutely critical that our industry contacts our House representatives immediately to urge them to support legislation to provide a guest-worker program for the dairy industry.
"The dairy industry cannot afford to let this opportunity go by. We must all contact our Republican Members of the House and let them know they must address the agriculture labor crisis during this Congress" said Laurie Fischer, CEO, American Dairy Coalition.
You can find your legislators’ contact information here: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
If you don’t know who your legislators are, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with their contact information. You can e-mail or call them.
This bill is expected to be voted on very soon. Your action is needed NOW!
We cannot stress enough the importance of reaching out to your representatives. We have waited 20 years for an immigration reform solution to provide the reliable workforce our industry so desperately needs. Now is the time to make it happen.
The American Dairy Coalition thanks House Leadership for upholding their commitment to providing a vote for a guest-worker visa program. Additional bill details to follow as soon as they become available.
The immigration roller coaster has been fast-paced, complicated, and confusing. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sustain a reliable stable workforce (a dairy guest worker program)
Protect dairy business investment and create greater certainty for development (streamline and reduce EPA overreach)
Increase consumer trust and confidence in milk through innovation, entrepreneurship and compassion