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United Dairy Families' Sunset Plan is Our Best Bet

March 23, 2021 | In 2019, United Dairy Families of California (UDFC) was created with the purpose of providing an alternative option to – what was our first choice – the outright, immediate termination of the Quota Implementation Plan. In June 2020, after initiating a multi-phased, producer involved process … 

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March 12, 2021 |Instead of appealing to the entitled few with phrases like “preserve your equity”, the Favored 300 ought to just come out and say, “vote no, so we can continue taking your money every month for the rest of your life” because the reality is, without us, they don’t have a money scheme anymore…

Quota Q&A: Insight Into Upcoming Producer Referendum

March 1, 2021 | By Geoff Vanden Heuvel – There was some news this week on the upcoming referendum on the Quota Sunset Proposal. The United Dairy Families of California (UDFC) group, which petitioned for the referendum…

February 2021

Politics Think in QIP Fight, CDFA Announces Referendum

By Pete Hardin, from The Milkweed | During his rough-and-tumble years in California, Mark Twain wrote: “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.”

In California’s dairy industry, another liquid is “for fighin” – milk, or more specifically, the money behind that liquid (milk). The current fight focuses on $160 million annually deducted from all Grade A California dairy producers’ milk checks to fund the Quota Implementation Program (QIP). $0.38/cwt. is deducted from all Grade A state producers monthly milk checks. That money funds payouts of around $1.70/cwt. to a minority of California dairy producers who own “quota.”

After years of rock-bottom milk prices, the “have nots” (i.e., producers holding little or no quota) are objecting to their milk income being drained to fund the “haves” (quota holders). Efforts to force a producer referendum on continuing the QIP commenced in late 2018.

Very recently, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross announced there will be a referendum among state dairy producers on a referendum to sunset the QIP in 2025….

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