Dairy Program

USDA Seeks Nominees for National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) asks fluid milk processors and other interested parties to nominate candidates to serve on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 28, 2018.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue will appoint six individuals to succeed members whose terms expire on June 30, 2019.  Newly appointed members will serve three-year terms from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022.

USDA, Dairy Farmers Mark Start of the California Federal Milk Marketing Order

Release No.: 163-18

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2018—U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary Greg Ibach joined dairy farmers in Tulare County, Calif., on November 7 to celebrate implementation of the new California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) that went into effect November 1, 2018. California is the largest milk-producing state in the country.

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.

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 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.

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