STREAMLINED EPA AND OSHA REGULATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
The dairy industry faces as big a threat from over-regulation at the federal level as at any time in its history. And nowhere is the threat more broad than at the EPA, not only in Washington, DC, but also at its regional/local offices around the country. Concerned policymakers estimate that the EPA will spend $350 million more this year pursuing its agenda than in past years.
FAIR IMMIGRATION GUIDELINES AND GOVERNANCE
No industry faces a greater challenge building and maintaining a work force than the dairy industry. And no segment of the dairy industry faces a greater challenge than dairy producers. That said, processors and the entire dairy Supply Chain also rely heavily on immigrant labor. And dairy producers, with a 12 month-a-year cycle, need to make a far stronger effort than the rest of agriculture to succeed.
EFFECTIVE AND FAIR TRADE PRACTICES
The American Dairy Coalition has been very busy working on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations to ensure trade increases for the U.S. dairy industry. This is very important to our members and the success of increasing key market access is essential. The TPP offers new access to major markets in Japan, Canada and New Zealand and establishes scientific and risk-based requirements which will reduce the occurrence of non-tariff barriers to U.S. dairy suppliers.
LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
As the long battle that was the 2014 Farm Bill demonstrated, there is extraordinary strength in a united coalition of forward-thinking dairy farmers, loyal progressive processors and loyal entities along the dairy supply chain. When these sectors of the dairy industry came together, a forward-looking dairy policy that encourages growth in both domestic consumption and exports of dairy products results.
American Dairy Coalition Inc.
PO Box 10976, Green Bay, WI 54307-0976