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Milk-Pricing Proposal Moves Forward

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Marketing, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)

This week, the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF’s) Board of Directors unanimously endorsed a proposal to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system. During their March meeting, they reached a milestone that caps more than two years of discussion and more than 130 meetings on different aspects of the proposal. Chairman of NMPF’s Board of Directors, Randy Mooney, said “The plan …

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New Report Lays Out Priorities for U.S. Dairy Reform

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Dairy, Farm Bill, Legislative, Marketing

A new report from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) lays out priorities, principles, and recommendations for reforming dairy policy. A Farm Bureau Working Group explored options for strengthening the dairy industry through the 2023 Farm Bill and modernizing the current Federal Milk Marketing Order. Some of the priorities for FMMO reform include returning the Class 1 mover to a …


Registration Open for the Federal Milk Marketing Order Forum

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Dairy, Marketing

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is hosting an industry-wide forum on the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) on October 14-16 in Kansas City, Missouri. The forum was prompted by a call from Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to get as many people involved in dairy as possible in one room to discuss solutions to the Federal Milk Marketing Order shortfalls. …


NMPF Statement on the Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act

Dan Dairy, Marketing

A new bill has been introduced that would require a hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO). New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who introduced the legislation, wants to hear firsthand from farmers about the issues needing addressed. Gillibrand, joined by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, introduced the bipartisan Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act. It …