Release No. 063-07
Becky Unkenholz (0202)720-8998
Billy Cox (2020&20-8998
Washington, D.C., March 20, 2007 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will reconvene a national public hearing to consider proposals seeking to amend the Class III and Class IV product price formulas applicable to all Federal milk marketing orders. The hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. on April 9 at the Radisson Hotel City Centre Indianapolis, 31 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204, telephone (317) 635-2000.
The public hearing was originally held Feb. 26 – March 2 in Strongsville, Ohio. The purpose of reconvening this proceeding is to receive additional testimony on proposed amendments 1 through 20 as published in the original hearing notice on Feb. 9, 2007, and the supplemental notice of hearing on Feb. 20, 2007, in the Federal Register.
The reconvened hearing notice will be published as a proposed rule in the March 21 Federal Register. Copies of the hearing notice may be obtained from the USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs, STOP 0231 - Rm. 2971, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-0231. The reconvened hearing notice is available on AMS' web site: www.ams.usda.gov/dairy.
The reconvened hearing notice and additional information is available from the following market administrator offices:
Northeast: Erik F. Rasmussen
P.O. Box 51478, Boston, MA 02205-1478
Tel. (617) 737-7199; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appalachian: Harold H. Friedly, Jr.
P.O. Box 18030, Louisville, KY 40261-0030
Tel. (502) 499-0040; email: email@example.com
Florida and Southeast: Sue L. Mosley
P.O. Box 491778, Lawrenceville, GA 30049
Tel. (770) 682-2501; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper Midwest: H. Paul Kyburz
Suite 210, 4570 West 77th St., Minneapolis, MN 55435-5037
Tel. (952) 831-5292; email: email@example.com
Central: Robert E. Vander Linden
P.O. Box 14650, Shawnee Mission, KS 66285-4650
Tel. (913) 495-9300; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mideast: David Z. Walker
P.O. Box 5102, Brunswick, OH 44212
Tel. (330) 225-4758; email: email@example.com
Pacific Northwest and Arizona: James R. Daugherty
1930-220th St., SE., Suite 102 Bothell, WA 98021-8471
Tel. (425) 487-6009; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest: J. Richard Fleming
P.O. Box 110939, Carrollton, TX 75011-0939
Tel. (972) 245-6060; email: email@example.com