Ag Alert update: Milk-pricing bill withdrawn

Ag Alert update: Milk-pricing bill withdrawn

September 1, 2014

Source: Ag Alert

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross announced Wednesday that milk-pricing legislation will not be pursued during this legislative session.

In a statement, she acknowledged that timing on Assembly Bill 2730 "was not ideal," but that she was "compelled to see if we could get something done this year."

"Since the August 13th Task Force meeting, a tremendous amount of progress has been made, but not enough," she said.

Ross did not say whether the department will pursue reform legislation again next year or discuss the future role of the Dairy Task Force.

Watch for further coverage in the Sept. 3 issue of Ag Alert.