Federal Dairy Policy Forum – Get Your Update From DC

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Lancaster Wyndham Resort and Convention Center

2300 Lincoln Hwy East
Lancaster, PA 17602

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Event Host:

Center for Dairy Excellence and PDMP

It’s a ‘Farm Bill year’ in Washington, DC, and between that, masses of migrant workers entering the U.S. and the FMMO Hearing, 2023 was a year like no other for federal dairy policy. What lies ahead in 2024? To kick off the 2024 PA Dairy Summit in Lancaster, PA, you’re invited to the free Federal Policy Forum on Tuesday, February 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Get your update directly from DC, and hear from Dr. Chris Wolf from Cornell University and Paul Bleiberg, Senior VP of Government Relations at the National Milk Producers Federation. They will share the latest updates on the Farm Bill, FMMO reform, and the dairy industry’s legislative efforts.

The event is free, and no registration is needed. We encourage you to come early to attend this Federal Policy Forum and then stay for the full Dairy Summit on February 7-8. Visit padairysummit.org to register for the rest of the Dairy Summit.

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2024 | 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: Lancaster Wyndham Resort and Convention Center (Paradise Room)
2300 Lincoln Hwy East
Lancaster, PA 17602
*Ask where the Dairy Summit / Paradise Room is when you arrive.

Meet the Speakers:

Dr. Chris Wolf – Cornell University. Dr. Wolf is the E.V. Baker Professional of Agricultural Economics and the Director of Land Grant Programs in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Wolf conducts research, extension and teaching focusing on dairy markets and policy, livestock disease economics, farm business management, risk management, and farm animal welfare. He has published widely in academic and industry outlets. Wolf’s extension program stresses the effect of public policy on farm behavior and financial outcome, aiming to focus on issues of current and future importance to policy makers and industry decision makers.

Paul Bleiberg – Senior VP, Government Relations at the National Milk Producers Federation. Paul Bleiberg currently serves as Senior Vice President, Government Relations at the National Milk Producers Federation. In this capacity, he leads the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts before Congress and works closely with various federal agencies. During his tenure at NMPF, Bleiberg has worked with the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to enact major dairy policy reforms, including in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, 2018 Farm Bill, and multiple COVID response packages. Prior to joining NMPF in 2016, Bleiberg served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative  Director for former Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI), a member of the House Agriculture and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees, during work on the 2014 Farm Bill and the 2012 and 2015 highway bills.