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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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Program Spotlights  

July is National Ice Cream Month!

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Since 1984, when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that National Ice Cream Month be celebrated annually, every July has been a focus for greater attention to ice cream in the United States with the 3rd Sunday of July each year being National Ice Cream Day. About 9 percent of all the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to produce ice cream, contributing significantly to the economic well-being of the nation's dairy industry.

REGISTER FOR eTDE and eDocs!

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Attention dairy exporters, shippers, carriers, and brokers and port agents! 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.

Programs and Services  


  • 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

    June 24, 2014 -- Updated Questions and Answers Related to a Proposed Federal Milk Marketing Order in California (PDF)

    May 1, 2014--USDA Announces Final Rules to Amend the Appalachian, Southeast, and Florida Milk Marketing Orders

    April 21, 2014--DMN Seeking Industry Comments on Reporting Guidelines and Market Coverage

    April 18, 2014--Notice to the Industry China Export Certificate Transition to eDocs System

    April 15, 2014--USDA Seeks Nominees to National Dairy Board

    April 15, 2014 --USDA Appoints Members to National Fluid Processor Promotion Board

    March 20,2014 -- USDA Issues a Final Rule Extending the Dairy Forward Pricing Program




     
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      Last Modified Date: 07/25/2014