Results from IDP Policy Survey
IDP held its first online policy survey from April 30 through May 10. We were very grateful to get 61 responses, and we'd like to share the summary of those results with you.
First, there were very mixed answers for the question, "Do you believe Indiana Dairy Producers should endorse a specific dairy policy?" Of the 60 responses we received, 37% said yes, 33% said to continue providing education but do not endorse a policy, and 8% said No, with the balance unsure. At our last IDP board meeting, it was decided that this answer was not enough of a mandate to endorse specific policy, and therefore we will continue to provide education on this issue, but we will not be endorsing a specific plan.
However, a large percentage of our respondents are opposed to supply management. View the image below to see the specifics on that policy question:
With the help of Dr. Mike Schutz, we summarized the survey questions in a piece that was sent to Senators Donnelly and Coats as well as Members of Congress. You can read the IDP Dairy Policy Summary here.