PDMP On Proposed Dairy Security Act
PDMP is a pro-growth organization that believes in the dairymen's ability to work in a free market. Our mission is to stimulate profitability for dairy producers through increased production. The export market is a vast opportunity for growth minded dairy producers, and potentially the future of dairy. Rather than to limit our production, as the market stabilization program under the Dairy Security Act would do, we want to ensure that dairy producers are free to pursue the opportunity that high demand of our product offers.
Given the milk supply and demand factors in Pennsylvania, and the 8-10 billion pound milk deficit in the mid-Atlantic region referenced earlier, PDMP is in favor of a policy that allows dairy producers the freedom to manage their own production. It is important to us that a policy which is national in scope, does not manage supply through mechanisms intended to disincentivize production growth in regions where such a deficit exists.
U.S. exports have shown substantial growth over the years, with 14 percent of our U.S. milk supply being exported. Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania wish to maintain their reputation as a dependable supplier to the global markets and to be allowed to increase production in a region where growth is needed.