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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

98-MGC1 on Feb 24, 1998

Resolution: the Midwestern Governors' Conference resolution:
Source: Resolution of Midwestern Governors' Conf. on Dairy Reform
  • WHEREAS, the Federal Milk Marketing Order System was created in 1937 to provide economic incentives to dairy farmers in order to provide sufficient fresh fluid milk for all Americans; and
  • WHEREAS, the Federal Milk Marketing Order System has served its original purpose and the creation of the Interstate Highway System and refrigeration trucks have allowed fresh fluid milk to be easily transported throughout the country; and
  • WHEREAS, studies show that dairy producers in the Midwest have comparative advantages that allow them to produce products more economically than dairy producers in other regions, yet under current conditions, our family dairy farmers and our states’ dairy infrastructure are at risk; and
  • WHEREAS, the dairy industries in our states provide a vital underpinning of our states’ economies; and
  • WHEREAS, the United States Department of Agriculture should foster dairy production that is market driven; and
  • WHEREAS, the 1996 Farm Bill charged the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to substantially reform and simplify the Federal Milk Marketing Order System; and
  • WHEREAS, regional pricing solutions, such as compacts, could impede efforts to promote a market-oriented system and erect barriers to the export of dairy products from our states; now therefore be it
  • RESOLVED, that the United States Department of Agriculture move forward to implement a new, streamlined system that more closely reflects the true national dairy market and that does not provide an unjustified pricing advantage or disadvantage to any region of the country.


  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Foster dairy production that is market driven

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Democrats participating in 98-MGC1

Mel Carnahan s1sMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Ben Nelson s1sNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Frank O'Bannon s1sIN Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003) 
Paul Patton s1sKY Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003) 
Edward Schafer s1sND Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 
Tom Vilsack s1sIA Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 



Republicans participating in 98-MGC1

John Engler s1sMI Former Republican Governor (1991-2002) 
Bill Graves s1sKS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Bill Janklow s1sSD00 Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002) 
George Ryan s1sIL Former Republican Governor (1999-2002) 
George Voinovich s1sOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 



Independents participating in 98-MGC1

Tommy Thompson s1sUS Cabinet-2005 
Jesse Ventura s1sMN Former Independent Governor (1999-2002) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2


















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