Activities and Accomplishments Report
The Activities and Accomplishments Report is an account of various achievements of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). Published annually, the report provides cooperative members with an accurate glimpse of NMPF's actions and the important issues it faces each year.
Election years offer Americans both a referendum about the past and a choice about the future. The same can be said about years in which Congress writes a new Farm Bill. NMPF and its members worked extremely hard in 2012 to help our elected officials write a new bill last year that would give farmers the choice of using a new risk management tool to help protect them from the types of economic hardship that we actually experienced in 2012.
Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to build a better safety net for farmers in the future, the political momentum behind a new farm bill faltered, and we were left with a repeat of the past. Nevertheless, I am proud of the unity and determination our members demonstrated in 2012, and not just on farm policy. As you'll read in these pages, we made important strides in the areas of animal care, food safety, fair trade, environmental policy, taxes, and more.
I want to thank our Board and our staff for their work on these issues, and I know we all will be redoubling our efforts in 2013 to create a better future for the entire dairy industry.
President & CEO - NMPF