Release No. 071-10
Becky Unkenholz (202) 720-8998
Billy Cox (202) 720-8998
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today issued a final rule amending the producer-handler definition in all Federal milk marketing orders. Producers in all Federal milk marketing orders approved the amendments in referenda held in March 2010.
This rule amends the producer handler definition to limit exemption from pooling and pricing provisions of the orders to those producer-handlers with total route disposition and sales of packaged fluid milk products to other plants of 3 million pounds or less per month.
These amendments were considered in a recommended decision published Oct. 21, 2009, and adopted by a final decision published March 4, 2010. The final rule appears in today’s Federal Register. The amendments will be effective June 1, 2010.
For additional information about the decision contact:
Northeast: Erik F. Rasmussen
P.O. Box 51478, Boston, MA 02205-1478
Tel. (617) 737-7199; email: email@example.com
Appalachian: Harold H. Friedly, Jr.
P.O. Box 91528, Louisville, KY 40291-0528
Tel. (502) 499-0040; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Florida and Southeast: Sue L. Mosley
1550 North Brown Road, Suite 120, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Tel. (770) 682-2501; email: email@example.com
Upper Midwest: H. Paul Kyburz
1600 West 82nd Street, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55431-1420
Tel. (952) 831-5292; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central: David C. Stukenberg
P.O. Box 14650, Shawnee Mission, KS 66285-4650
Tel. (913) 495-9300; email: David.Stukenberg@fmmacentral.com
Mideast: Paul A. Huber
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: Cary Hunter
P.O. Box 110939, Carrollton, TX 75011-0939
Tel. (972) 245-6060; email: email@example.com