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Sugar provisions in the bill approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee's last month "would dramatically increase the cost of the program," the White House said in a statement. "The Administration strongly opposes these changes to the sugar program."
It also objected that the bill would increase the payment rate for the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC MILC Milk Income Loss Contract
MILC Metal-Induced Lateral Crystallization
MILC Modified Intermediate Load Cycle ) program and increase the quantity of milk that is eligible to receive MILC payments. "These increases likewise do not signify sig·ni·fy
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However, the National Milk Producers' Federation (NMPF NMPF National Milk Producers Federation
NMPF Network Management Productivity Facility ) supports the bill's revised dairy price support program. After the first year of the five-year bill, the Senate version of the Farm Bill raises the MILC payment rate from 34% to 45% of the difference between $16.94/100 lbs, and the monthly Class I milk price in Boston (which was the original payment when the MILC was created in 2001). It also raises the annual milk volume qualifying for MILC payments, from 2.4 million lbs to 4.1m lbs after the first year.
Meanwhile, International Dairy Foods Association said it was disappointed with the higher payment rate and increased volume of milk production eligible for MILC payments and expressed concern with a requirement for daily mandatory dairy product price reporting as "unnecessary and unduly burdensome."