Stop QIP Dairy Tax
Every 6.3 years the dairy industry, through the New QIP Tax, will pay roughly one billion dollars to the “Favored 300” dairymen. We cannot afford this, help us stop QIP today!
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Why does QIP need to be stopped?
The Quote Implementation Program (QIP) is an entitlement program that provides unfair pricing advantage to the “Favored 300” dairymen.
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Latest QIP Updates
Judge says dairymen must be allowed to vote!
Dec 2020 | This is a huge victory for the Stop QIP coalition. Click on the link below to see the full article and let us know if you have any questions.
Referendum denied, lawsuit hearing this Friday
July 2020 | Yesterday, the Administrative Law Judge who heard the Chapter 3.5 Petition issued his decision recommending that the Secretary deny STOP QIP’s Petition for a referendum to Suspend Chapter 3.5.
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….