BALLSTON SPA—Congressman Scott Murphy (D-20) has issued the outline of measures he expects to introduce in the House intended to help dairy farmers at a time when milk prices are plummeting. Mr. Murphy said Saturday that he believes immediate action must be taken to provide immediate relief to struggling dairy farmers and stabilize the dairy market for the future.
Mr. Murphy’s district includes all of Columbia County, where dairy farming remains an important part of the local economy.
Noting that New York is the nation’s third largest dairy producing state and that dairy farmers are vital to the Upstate economy and community Rep. Murphy said in a press release from his office, “This proposal works two-fold, by providing immediate relief to our struggling dairy farmers today, and stabilizing the dairy industry for tomorrow. Before more small farmers are forced out of business, we need to bring fast relief and stability to the industry.”