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Dairy Programs assists the dairy industry by providing stability and orderliness in the dairy marketplace, while at the same time assuring the availability of an adequate supply of high-quality milk and dairy products for U.S. consumption.

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Blog: USDA Keeps Dairy Products Flowing to Morroco

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U.S. agricultural exports continue to be a bright spot for America's economy, worth a record $152.5 billion in fiscal year 2014. That's why USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and its sister agencies work so hard to keep these export markets open. So in 2011, when Morocco requested that USDA use a new dairy export certificate that we could not endorse, we launched into action. Our goal was to protect an export market worth $126 million annually while preserving our close relationship with a valued trading partner.

REGISTER FOR eTDE and eDocs!

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Attention dairy exporters, shippers, brokers, and traders! You can now apply for EU Derogations, Raw Milk and Storage export certificates for dairy products using USDA's Electronic Trade Document Exchange (eTDE) System.

Expanding the American Brand

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AMS issued 37 percent more dairy export certificates this year, thanks to new programs developed with countries that import U.S. dairy products. In 2012, AMS issued dairy export certificates for goods going to more than 100 different countries, supporting the export of nearly 3.3 billion pounds of dairy products valued at more than $4.1 billion.

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  • Dairy Market News
  • Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program
  • Milk Marketing Order Statistics
  • Federal Milk Marketing Orders
  • Dairy Programs Economics Research
  • Grading
  • Export Certification Programs
  • Standards
  • Dairy Equipment, Meat and Poultry Equipment Review Programs
  • Dairy Research and Promotion Program
  • Fluid Milk Research and Promotion Program
  • Qualification of Milk Marketing Cooperative Associations

  • In the News


    >>>December 4, 2014 -- USDA Extends Dairy Margin Protection Program Deadline

    >>>November 25, 2014 -- USDA Seeks Nominees for National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

    >>>Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-D) -- USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers the new Margin Protection Program for Dairy, which offers dairy producers different levels of margin protection, and the Dairy Product Donation Program, which purchases dairy products for donation in times of exceptionally low operating margins. You can find information about both programs, including the prices and formulas used to calculate the milk-feed margin at FSA's MPP-D website.

    >>>October 9, 2014 -- Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board
    >>>Updated Questions and Answers Related to a Proposed Federal Milk Marketing Order in California (PDF)




     
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