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USDA Announces Final Decision to Amend Mid

Release No. 134-06

 
Becky Unkenholz (202)720-8998
Becky.unkenholz@usda.gov
Billy Cox (202) 720-8998
Billy.cox@usda.gov

 
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 6, 2006 - The U. S. Department of Agriculture today announced a final decision that adopts amendments to the pooling provisions of the Mideast milk marketing order that were previously discussed in a recommended decision. This decision is based on testimony and evidence given at a public hearing held in Wooster, Ohio, March 7-10, 2005.

 
The amendments recommended for adoption will:1) establish a limit on the volume of milk a handler may pool during the months of April through February to 115 percent of the volume of milk pooled in the prior month; and 2) establish a limit on the volume of milk a handler may pool during the month of March to 120 percent of the volume of milk pooled in the prior month.
USDA will conduct a vote on the amended order to determine producer approval. If producers approve the order as amended by this final decision, a final rule will follow to implement these changes on a permanent basis.

 
For additional information about the decision contact:

 
David Z. Walker
Market Administrator
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
P.O. Box 5102
1325 Industrial Parkway North
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
Tel. (330) 225-4758; email: dwalker@fmmaclev.com
 
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  Last Modified Date: 09/06/2006