The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Dairy Business Association and Edge Farmer Cooperative held a media conference call Thursday to discuss the current situation being experienced in the dairy industry and to call on USDA for direct aid to farmers and a massive dairy commodity purchase.
Participating in the press conference were:
• John Umhoefer, Executive Director, Cheese Makers Association
• Tim Trotter, Executive Director, Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative
• Gordon Speirs, Farmer/Owner of Shiloh Dairy in Brillion, Wisconsin
Dairy industry calls for direct aid (13:57)