UNITED DAIRY FAMILIES OF CALIFORNIA

United Dairy Families of California is a group of dairy farmers committed to creating a platform for sharing ideas on quota and the Quota Implementation Program (QIP). The organization is built on the belief that the California dairy industry is stronger together.

We hope you will accept our invitation to participate.

Please take a few minutes to read the plan and join us in supporting the mission.

 

 
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 OUR MISSION

  • A united California dairy industry

OUR PURPOSE

  • To oppose any referendum that would eliminate quota without compensation

  • To provide a forum for all California dairy families to discuss the future of quota

OUR BELIEFS

  • Every dairy producer deserves to have a voice in the future of the quota system

  • Quota has an asset value

  • Any changes to quota or QIP should require economic analysis and a hearing process

  • The California dairy industry will face extreme challenges in the next few years in the areas of water, antibiotics, animal welfare, environmental and climate change regulations, and plant-based alternatives to milk. A unified industry is necessary for our survival

THE PLAN

  • A community-driven path to a solution

PHASE 1: THINK TANK

Phase 1 gives every producer the opportunity to contribute ideas about the future of quota. Sign up to participate on one of our regional committees and be part of the solution.

Once the regional committees have collected ideas, a team of qualified producers and supporters will organize the proposals into categories and send them back to the committees.


PHASE 2: SHARK TANK

In the Shark Tank phase, producers participating on the committees will have an opportunity to poke holes in the various proposals, giving everyone a chance to discuss what works and what doesn’t with each idea.

The ideas that survive the Shark Tank phase will move on to phase 3.


PHASE 3: ANALYSIS

During this phase, ideas will be analyzed for legal merit and economic impacts by leading professionals in the field.


Once the analysis phase is complete, meetings will be held throughout the state, giving every dairy producer the chance to hear the details of each proposal, ask questions, and provide feedback.

Information gathered from the hearings and industry surveys will determine which single proposal is favored by the majority.

PHASE 4: Public Forums


The final phase will implement a plan of adoption for the favored proposal. Depending on the nature of the proposal, this could require one of several of the following actions:

  • a decision under the authority of CDFA

  • a producer referendum

  • California state legislative action

  • federal legislative or regulatory action

PHASE 5: ADOPTION