POLITICO | USDA Publishes 2020 Dairy Checkoff Report, Two Others Still Pending

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The Agriculture Department on Friday submitted a required report to Congress on its dairy marketing and research program — more than two years after it was due. And USDA still owes Congress two more reports detailing how it spent hundreds of millions of dollars promoting the dairy industry in recent years.

“It is unfortunate that it took a letter from Congress to shake USDA’s tree and get them to respond to the farmers they should be accountable to,” said Angela Huffman, president of Farm Action, one of the groups pushing to overhaul the checkoff program.