Milk, cattle, beef price issues expected to be a hot AFBF discussion topic
The President of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation says farm gate prices will be the big topic of discussion at the national conference in Atlanta this weekend.
Kevin Krentz tells Brownfield the Wisconsin delegation is actively working on dairy price issues, as much of the industry has asked USDA to reopen the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. “We do have a pretty good marketing system within this country, but they definitely need to be improved and definitely need to be modernized, so at the end of the day, we need to advocate for transparency within our dairy markets and that could include a number of things.”
Krentz says he expects a lot of discussion about prices in the cattle and beef sectors. “They’ve had a number of same issues when it comes to pricing and getting a fair price back to the farm gate.”
But going into the convention, Krentz says he’s not sure which, if any, of the proposed solutions AFBF delegates might support. “I think we’re going to have some pretty good discussion on the delegate floor at AFBF, and then come up with the best solution for our members moving forward.”
Brownfield Ag News will be in Atlanta covering the AFBF convention this weekend.