Milk legislation introduced
By GUY FLETCHER
ANNAPOLIS - A year after trying to help dairy farmers with legislation aimed at setting price supports for milk, some lawmakers are taking a different approach to the problem.
A bill filed this week by the Western Maryland delegation to the General Assembly would allow Maryland farmers to join a group of northeast dairy states that have minimum milk prices set by a federally approved commission.
"That puts us in a bigger pool," said Del. J. Anita Stup, R-Frederick/Washington.
Stup led the fight last year to have the state set minimum milk prices, a controversial bill that was killed on the floor of the House of Delegates. But she said this attempt is a case of strength in numbers.