There just isn’t enough money to keep funding everything. While I support our NY farmers I’m concerned that an entire industry is dependent on a “safety net” from Uncle Sam. There has to be a better way.
Dairy farmers could see a change in the MILC program, their safety net for when domestic milk prices fall below a specified level. And the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps, could also be cut, something New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Ag Committee, is fighting against.