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A call to arms … against milk bills

The executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association has issued a call to action to anyone who’s got a beef with dairy farm relief legislation.

In an e-mail to would be opponents of  legislation designed to subsidize small dairy farmers in the state when prices fall,  Montine McNulty says the measures would raise the cost of all dairy products.

The bills are slated for consideration Tuesday before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development. McNulty’s e-mail urges those opposed to the bills to show up and say so at the meeting.

House Bill 1451 by Rep. Johnny Hoyt of Morrilton and a companion bill, Senate Bill 934 by Sen. David Wyatt of Batesville, would add a fee to the wholesale milk price to provide subsidies for struggling dairy farmers.

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2 Responses to “A call to arms … against milk bills”

  1. March 18th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    melissa cooper says:

    We are currently paying $0.23/gallon for milk to be shipped into AR from other surrounding states. This bill would do away with that and only add $0.02/gallon so that much-needed dairy farmers can stay in business. For once, AR needs to get into the forefront and protect the interest of their citizen/farmers. There’s only 140 dairies in the state and there won’t be 100 if this doesn’t pass. With milk at $10/hundred and grain for the cattle at $13. it’s a shame the dairy farmers are losing their shirts – they AND the citizens of this state.

  2. March 27th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Kyle Rodgers says:

    I thought that the Governor wanted to do away with ALL food taxs?

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