Dairy Day at the Capitol

On Wednesday, Feb. 1 dairy farmers and other industry professionals visited the state capitol for “Dairy Day.” They met with lawmakers to urge them to invest in programs to help Minnesota’s dairy industry. Some of their legislative priorities include supporting the Next Generation of Dairy Farmers, strengthening Minnesota’s processing sector, investing in infrastructure needs such as safe roads and bridges to make it safer to transport their products, investing in the Dairy Research, Teaching, and Consumer Education Center, and passing environmentally friendly permitting and environmental reviews. The Minnesota’s Milk Producers Association hosts this yearly event.