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USDA Appoints Members to National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

Release No. 0143.18

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 13 members to fill vacancies on the 37-member National Dairy Promotion and Research Board. Twelve appointees will serve three-year terms, November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2021. One appointee will serve the remaining portion of a vacant position, effective immediately, and expiring October 31, 2019.

Requirements Under Regulations Governing Inspection and Grading Services of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products.

Docket Number: AMS–DA–18–0026
Comments Due: August 27, 2018


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection.

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USDA Appoints Members to National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

Release No. 082-18

WASHINGTON, Jun. 19, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 10 members to fill vacancies on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board.

“Milk is produced in all 50 states and these appointees represent a cross section of the fluid milk processing industry. I know that the dairy industry will be well served by them," said Perdue.

USDA Cheddar Cheese Purchase Program Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced plans to purchase Cheddar Cheese for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs.  Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, with the purpose to encourage the continued domestic consumption of these products by diverting them from the normal channels of trade and commerce.   

USDA Warns Vendors of Fake ‘DocuSign’ Email Scam

The USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) was recently made aware that a vendor received an email from the fake email address “amsnoreply@ams.usda.gov” that looks like it is from an AMS employee and requests the reader sign a document using the online service “DocuSign.”

Please be advised that AMS does not use the online service DocuSign and the email address is not a USDA address.

USDA Issues Final Rule on Reimbursement to Florida Milk Handlers and Producers Affected by Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service today announced in a final rule published in the Federal Register its adoption of amendments to the Florida Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO). The amendments implement a temporary assessment on Class I milk. Revenues collected through the assessment will be disbursed to handlers and producers who incurred extraordinary marketing costs and losses due to Hurricane Irma.

Milk in California: Establishment of Federal Milk Marketing Order

Docket Number: AMS–DA–14–0095
Dates: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will conduct a public meeting at 9:00 a.m. on April 10, 2018, to explain and answer questions relating to how the proposed California FMMO contained in this proposed rule, if adopted, would operate and review the producer referendum process that will be followed to obtain producer approval of the proposed rule.