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Dairy advocates are at a crucial juncture in efforts to modernize rules surrounding animal feed additive reviews and approvals. The Innovative FEED Act (H.R. 6687, S.1842), which has support from both parties in the House and Senate, presents a pivotal opportunity for U.S. dairy farmers to enhance their global competitiveness, maintain profitability and reduce environmental impacts.

Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through voluntary, producer-led initiatives remains a top priority for the U.S. dairy community. Feed additives that reduce enteric methane emissions present a promising opportunity to meet our 2050 sustainability goals. Enteric methane emissions from cows currently account for a significant portion of dairy-farm GHG emissions, making the implementation of innovative technology essential. The lack of FDA-approved feed additives in this area, due to the result of unnecessary regulatory hurdles, hinders progress. Streamlining approvals via the Innovative FEED Act would empower dairy farmers to access tools that can support them as they enhance productivity and sustainability on their farms.

Your support is crucial to this legislation’s success. By joining our call-to-action campaign, linked below, you can urge your member of the U.S. House of Representatives to co-sponsor the Innovative FEED Act. Thank you for standing up for America’s dairy farmers and helping them thrive in an increasingly competitive global market.

Take action, here.