Nov 1, 2016 7:43 AM
NH dairy farmers task force to meet, report due Friday
The Associated Press
CONCORD (AP) — A Dairy Producers Task Force to study and recommend a short-term plan for preserving New Hampshire's dairy industry is holding its second meeting to discuss aid in the midst of drought conditions and low milk prices for farmers.
The seven-member legislative task force was created after two meetings of the Milk Producers Emergency Relief Board. It's scheduled to meet Tuesday and has a reporting deadline of Friday.
Officials have recommended that the Legislature approve up to $3.6 million in emergency aid for drought assistance and that lawmakers include $2 million in each year of the next biennium budget for the Milk Producers Emergency Relief Fund. The plan met with some resistance last week.