On Thursday, the USDA’s Dairy Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC) voted 16 to 1 to approve the final report of the committee, which will be release officially by USDA in mid-March. [A draft copy of that DIAC report is available online.]
In a conference call, the DIAC reviewed the 23 recommendations to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. It is expected that the Secretary will issue the final report the week of March 14. This was the last meeting of the committee. The recommendations include many of the concepts included in NMPF’s Foundation for the Future, and NMPF issued this statement today in response.