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NMPF Hosts YC Congressional Fly-In

May 4, 2010


NMPF Hosts YC Congressional Fly-In

As a follow-up to their June 2009 visit to Washington, DC in conjunction with the NMPF Board of Directors meeting, more than 30 Young Cooperators (YCs) returned to the area in April 2010 to talk to their congressional offices about dairy industry issues and increase the visibility of dairy producers on Capitol Hill.

During the two-day event, YCs were briefed by NMPF staff on important topics the industry is currently facing. The briefing was followed the next day by visits to offices of various Representatives and Senators so that the YCs could urge them to exclude U.S. dairy trade with New Zealand in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and increase milk consumption in schools, among other things.

A new group of YCs will visit in June during NMPF's Board of Directors meeting that will take place June 7th through the 9th.

In the photo: YCs Dan and Rachel Gallagher had a chance to visit with Senator Patrick Leahy (right) from their home state of Vermont.