Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support American Dairy Businesses

Dan Agri-Business, Dairy, Legislative, Regulation


Lawmakers just introduced the Dairy Business Innovation Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation that will reauthorize and strengthen the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives.

Senators Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin Democrat, and Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, introduced the bill Wednesday. Baldwin created the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives through the Dairy Business Innovation Act in 2018, which passed as part of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Baldwin says, “Expanding this program will give more small- and medium-sized dairy businesses the tools and opportunity to reach new markets.”


The Initiatives provide resources to serve prospective and established businesses that produce a product made from milk from a dairy animal, including dairy farms with their own production facilities and dairy processors with cheese, ice cream, and bottling facilities. Since the program was established in 2019, Initiatives have supported over $150 million in awards through regional centers across the country.

A one-pager for this legislation is available here. Full text of this legislation is available here.

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)