Should AB 31 become law?

April 5, 2013 

The agriculture industry often stands together on bills introduced in the state Legislature, but this is a case where there are differing views between milk producers and milk processors, namely cheese makers.

AB 31, introduced by Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, is labeled as a "stabilization and marketing plan for milk." It would amend the state's the complicated milk-pricing system, whose amounts currently are set by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, likely resulting in a higher minimum price that processors must pay dairy owners.

There have been no votes on the bill. Its first hearing, before the Assembly Agriculture Committee, is scheduled April 17.

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