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March 1, 2021

Quota Q&A: Insight Into Upcoming Producer Referendum

By  Geoff Vanden Heuvel
Director of Regulatory and Economic Affairs
Geoff@MilkProducers.org 

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, sent some specific questions to the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) regarding the logistics of the referendum process. 

The group received responses to its question this week. You may read the entire newsletter HERE.

Question
Will the ballots be mailed out on March 4th, or will they arrive in producers’ mailboxes by March 4th?

Response
The ballots will be mailed via USPS on March 4th. As such, we cannot guarantee when they will arrive in the producer’s mailbox…

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Past QIP Updates

Secretary Ross Orders Referendum of Sunset Plan!

Jan 2021 | Late yesterday, news hit that Secretary Ross signed a Decision of Order (which you can find here), adopting Judge Aspinwall’s December recommendation and allowing for the much anticipated producer referendum to finally take place…

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.

The CDFA will be holding a required hearing

March 2020 | Our latest signature gathering drive resulted in success! The CDFA will be holding the required hearing on April 7-8 in Visalia. We will keep you updated on that important event.

Dairy Families' 5 year sunset plan

February 2020 | Follow the link below to see the CDFA letter from the Regional Representatives in reponse to our proposal that was send on February 11, 2020. 

United Dairy Families Proposal denied!

February 2020 |The termination petition turned into CDFA last week by United Dairy Families, WUD, MPC, CDI, DFA, LoLakes and CDC, which called for a 5-year Sunset was denied by Secretary Ross last Friday…

Breaking News: Big-Quota holders' proposal rejected by State

February 2020 |Last Friday, February 14, the state of California quickly rejected a proposal sent by the big Quota holders receiving millions of dollars per month from the QIP…

Important Update concerning the lawsuit

March 2020 |We received great news Wednesday and it looks like we are headed for the big win that we have been waiting for, recognizing that the devil is in the details.  We can’t celebrate quite yet…

Copy of Lawsuit Filed

December 2019 | Click the button below to view the full lawsuit that the Stop QIP Tax Coalition filed against the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Copy of Letter to Karen Ross

October 2019 | This firm represents A.J. Bos and STOP QIP, a California dairy farmer unincorporated association. Even as they seek eventual termination of quota in California, Mr. Bos and STOP QIP…

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August 2019 | We would like to thank you again for your support as we work toward ending the Quota Implementation Plan (QIP)! We have received hundreds of petitions once again…

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