Iowa Bill Would Allocate Funds for Expansion of Dairy Operations

Iowa House File 700 would establish a “dairy innovation fund” to provide financial assistance for the expansion of milk plants, expansion of mobile dairy processing units, and rental of equipment and technology necessary to expand dairy processing capacity. The bill first was referred to the House Committee on Appropriations and passed the House on April 13, 2023, by a vote of 98–1. It now has been referred to the Senate Committee on Appropriations.