Group meets to address immediate and long-term challenges facing the stateâ€™s dairy industry. State ag secretary is â€œimpressed by the progress made.â€
Californiaâ€™s newly formed 28-member Dairy Future Task Force — composed of dairy producers, processors and cooperatives — held its first meeting this week to address immediate and long-term challenges facing the stateâ€™s dairy industry.
CDFA Secretary Karen Ross announced the panelâ€™s creation earlier this summer, after hearing a petition by producer groups to adjust the stateâ€™s whey factor in Class 4b minimum milk pricing formula. The action came in the face of skyrocketing drought-related feed costs, forcing many producers into bankruptcy.