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Dairy Federal Milk Marketing Orders - Program Overview  
Program Objectives:

To stabilize market conditions, benefit producers and consumers by establishing and maintaining orderly marketing conditions, and assure consumers of adequate supplies of pure and wholesome milk at all times.

Benefits of the Program:

Assures dairy farmers a reasonable minimum price for their milk throughout the year.
Assures consumers of an adequate supply of milk to meet their needs throughout the year and help prevent wild fluctuations in price through periods of heavy and light milk production.

Program Operations:

Each milk marketing order includes:
  • Classified price plan
  • System of minimum prices
  • Terms of the order
  • Provisions for administering the order


Market Administrator Pay Chart [PDF] - Questions should be directed to Lisa Stewart on (202) 690-0930 or

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  Last Modified Date: 07/24/2015