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Policy Action Items for 2019

  • Crisis Intervention plan for members in case of undercover videos or crisis such as Foot & Mouth disease.
  • Address and propose legislation to secure public right of way access for nutrient hose and nutrient management plans.
  • Tax priorities: Federal 1031 tax exchange, decreasing rates, elimination of the estate tax and Congress to adopt the nutrient recovery and biogas tax credit measure.
  • Artificial Dairy Products law review and action steps from deceptive marketing.
  • Working to get USDA school lunch program to include flavored milk an offering in the lunch line.
  • Develop State wide plan on A Path Forward for the SD Dairy Drive Summit for sustaining and enhancing to grow the dairy industry.
  • Increasing alfalfa production, market assessments, social license to operate, research on new technology.
  • SDSU Dairy Farm Research and Teaching unit modernization plan.
  • Road and bridge funding legislation.
  • State Vet office on developing Midwest Secure Milk Plan.
  • Stray voltage legislation.
  • Dairy site analysis/permitting assistance.
  • Immigration issues/Dairy farmer certainty of access to their current workforce, as well as to a future supply of farm workers on a year-round basis.

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