Food industry groups, including FMI, GMA and the National Grocers Association, are supporting the Dairy Freedom Act, which would provide margin insurance for dairy farmers without requiring participation in a supply-management program. "Your compromise, bipartisan proposal will help dairy farmers through tough economic times, but removes an unnecessary regulatory burden on dairy businesses and provides opportunity for market expansion, new jobs and economic growth," according to a letter to lawmakers with more than three dozen signatures.

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