Activities and Accomplishments Report
The Activities and Accomplishments Report is an account of various achievements of the National Milk Producers Federation. Published annually, the report provides cooperative members with an accurate glimpse of NMPF's actions and the important issues it faces each year.
In 2014, NMPF achieved precisely the focus, effort, and accomplishments that I had in mind when I became President at the start of the year. The year began in January with Congress finally passing the farm bill. In February, after five years of effort, we watched President Barack Obama sign into law the most significant rewrite of federal dairy policy in a generation. In the months that followed, we worked hard to see that the Department of Agriculture implemented the new safety net in a way that was favorable to dairy farmers. By the end of the year, the culmination of all that hard work came when more than half the nation’s dairy producers signed up for the Margin Protection Program.
But that was just one component of many achievements throughout the year. In addition, we pressed the case for dairy-friendly policies in the areas of trade, immigration, the environment, food safety, and more. We bolstered our animal care program, expanded our efforts to rejuvenate the REAL® Seal, and saw our CWT program play a key role in helping U.S. farmers amid a steep, worldwide price decline.
2015 promises to be an equally busy year. But with the support and engagement of all our members, I look forward to another successful 12 months and the continued march forward of our association.
President & CEO - NMPF