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Dairy Programs  
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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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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.

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

    October 9, 2014 -- Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

    July 24, 2014 -- Notice to U.S. Dairy Exporters/Milk Suppliers -- Register and Participate in Web-Based Training by August 29 in Order to Use USDA's Electronic Trade Document Exchange System (eTDE) for EU Derogation Requests, Raw Milk, and Storage Export Certificates(PDF)

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

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    Additional Information
      Milk Market Administrators' web sites  
      International Dairy Programs and Services  
      Dairy Forward Pricing Program  
      Fluid Milk Standards Study  
      Dairy Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC)  
      Industry Information Requests  
    See Also
      Map of Class I Price Structure  
      Map of Federal Milk Marketing Orders  
      Key Contacts and Organizational Chart  
      Job Opportunities  
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      Last Modified Date: 10/10/2014