Text: H.Res.1368 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 1368

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

June 14, 2010.  

    Whereas since 1939, June has been celebrated as National Dairy Month;

    Whereas there are nearly 70,000 dairy farms throughout the United States, and approximately 99 percent of these farms are family owned;

    Whereas the dairy industry in the United States produces more than 170 billion pounds of milk annually and contributes tens of billions of dollars to the economy;

    Whereas dairy products are an important source of calcium and have been long recognized as an integral part of a healthy diet for both children and adults;

    Whereas dairy farmers are significant contributors to efforts to preserve farmland and the rural character of communities across the country; and

    Whereas the dairy industry has faced significant challenges recently due to high production costs and low retail prices, which has forced many farms to close: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) supports the goals of National Dairy Month;

(2) encourages States and local governments to observe National Dairy Month with appropriate activities and events that promote the dairy industry;

(3) recognizes the important role that the dairy industry has played in the economic and nutritional well-being of Americans;

(4) commends dairy farmers for their continued hard work and commitment to the United States economy and to the preservation of open space; and

(5) encourages all Americans to show their continued support for the dairy industry and dairy farmers.