dairy industry includes dairy farmers and manufacturers, including Land O'Lakes butter and Dairy Farmers of America, a national milk marketing cooperative. Groups in this industry focus on protecting American farmers as well as lobbying to keep dairy products on grocery shelves and in schools across the country.
Individuals and PACs associated with the dairy industry made $5.1 million in federal contributions during the 2020 election cycle. Most of that money went to Republicans, as it has for the past 20 years. Republicans received 71 percent of donations from the dairy industry, a slight drop from the 2018 cycle when 74 percent of donations went to the GOP