Ag Committee Approves Milk Marketing Board Nomination

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (June 24) recommended Senate confirmation of the reappointment of Robert N. Barley to the Milk Marketing Board, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel.

Barley, who currently serves as Chairman of the Board, was unanimously confirmed to his current term by the Senate on June 18, 2018. He is a co-owner in Star Rock Farms, along with his brother Tom and cousin Abe, where they milk 1,500 cows, in addition to operating several other farm businesses which include crop farming, hog finishing, a broiler operation and custom cattle feedlot.

The Milk Marketing Board, created by the Milk Marketing Law, sets minimum producer, wholesale, and retail milk prices based on evidence presented at public hearings.

Click here for video from the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee meeting.

 

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