Federal Milk Market Order (FMMO) Researcher [PDF]
- The FMMO Researcher is a directory of dairy industry research recently completed or currently in progress. Entities are arranged alphabetically by research title within listed subject groups. Each entry, besides the research title, contains the names of the researchers, the actual or anticipated completion date, key words describing the focus of the research, and a brief summary of the nature of the research.
Study of Upper Midwest Order Producers by Size Range of Delivery (May 1998 with Comparisons to May of Earlier Years) [PDF]
- In a paper from Rodney M. Sebastian, formerly an Agricultural Economist with the Federal Milk Market Administratorís Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he reports on a study of how the size of producers historically associated with the Upper Midwest order varies according to their May deliveries. Mr. Sebastian indicates that the long-term trend toward larger producer deliveries continues to be evident. He shows that deliveries and their rate of change over time varies geographically from highs in North Dakota to lows in Iowa. Finally, Mr. Sebastian offers that an analysis of the differences between averages and medians suggests that large producers, compared to most other producers, are increasingly exerting more influence on the average size of deliveries.
Analysis of Hauling Charges and Producer Milk by Location and Size-Range of Production, Pacific Northwest and Southwestern Idaho-Eastern Oregon Federal Orders, May 1997, 1998, and 1999 [PDF]
- In a staff paper by Chris Werner, an Agricultural Economist with the Office of the Market Administrator in Seattle, Washington, he reports on his analysis of hauling rates and milk production associated with the Pacific Northwest and Southwestern Idaho-Eastern Oregon Federal milk marketing orders in May 1997-1999. For each county in which order producersí farms were located in each of the 3 years, Mr. Werner computed a weighted average hauling rate, and the number of producers, producer milk, and producer milk per producer. Hauling charges and milk production for over 1,450 producers were