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HouseBill Number: 3898Primary Sponsor: WaldropCommittee Number: 01Type of Legislation: CRSubject: Milk, fair pricingResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Agriculture & Natural ResourcesComputer Document Number: CYY/18487.SDIntroduced Date: Apr 11, 1991Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: Apr 25, 1991Last History Type: Introduced, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: WaldropType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3898 Senate Apr 25, 1991 Introduced, referred to 01 Committee 3898 House Apr 24, 1991 Adopted, sent to Senate 3898 House Apr 23, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 24 3898 House Apr 11, 1991 Introduced, referred to 24 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
April 23, 1991
S. Printed 4/23/91--H.
Read the first time April 11, 1991.
To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3898), to memorialize the Congress to establish a southeastern marketing region, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
SAMUEL R. FOSTER, for Committee.
TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS TO ESTABLISH A SOUTHEASTERN MARKETING REGION COMPRISED OF UP TO FOURTEEN SOUTHEASTERN STATES WHEREBY THE PRICE OF MILK IN THIS MARKETING REGION WILL BE BASED ON THE AVERAGE PRICE IN THE REGION RATHER THAN ON THE WISCONSIN-MINNESOTA BASE PRICE.
Whereas, the federal government through the Department of Agriculture and other agencies establishes the minimum price for milk not through a program of direct price supports but through a program of buying excess milk; and
Whereas, in the United States, milk prices are determined through the establishment of a base price for the country known as the Wisconsin-Minnesota average which essentially is the average price for milk in the marketing region where these two states are located; and
Whereas, price differentials for other marketing regions are established with differentials from the base region price depending on factors such as transportation costs; and
Whereas, this system sometimes results in prices for milk in particular locations throughout the country which are not reflective of the true costs of producing and marketing milk in that region as well as causing a great instability in the price producers are paid for milk in that region; and
Whereas, insofar as the southeastern states are concerned, it would be better for farmers, merchants, and consumers alike if a southeastern marketing region comprised of as many as fourteen states were established with the base price for milk in this region being based on the southeastern region average rather than on the Wisconsin-Minnesota average; and
Whereas, in addition to establishing this southeastern marketing region, the Congress may also wish to consider establishing similar marketing regions for the Northeast, Midwest, and West regions where the base price for milk would also be the average in those regions; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, state their belief that the Congress should enact such legislation as will accomplish the above. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly hereby memorialize Congress to establish a southeastern marketing region comprised of up to fourteen southeastern states whereby the price of milk in this marketing region will be based on the average price in the region rather than on the Wisconsin-Minnesota base price.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each United States Senator from South Carolina, each member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, the Senate of the United States and the House of Representatives of the United States.