Dairy Market News Reporting Changes Proposal

October 16, 2015

Dairy Market News (DMN) is proposing updating the Dairy Market News Working Guidelines. This proposal is the result of an industry comment period. The updates would allow DMN market reports to additionally include information and sales prices reported by individuals and firms functioning as marketing agents selling on the behalf of dairy product manufacturers. The Working Guidelines updates are intended to capture more information on pricing and market conditions and reflect the evolution of the marketing of dairy products. Currently, market pricing information is collected for first sale, f.o.b. producers’ plants or warehouses. The changes would be effective starting with Report 1, January 2016.

Comment by October 30, 2015 to: DMN@ams.usda.gov

Current DMN working guidelines: