USDA Issues Decision on Milk Marketing Orders

Cindy Zimmerman

usdaThe U.S. Department of Agriculture today issued a recommended decision to adopt amendments to the producer-handler definition in all Federal milk marketing orders. This decision is based on testimony and evidence given at a public hearing held May 4-19 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The decision recommends that the producer-handler definitions of all Federal milk marketing orders be amended to limit exemption from pooling and pricing provisions of the orders to those producer-handlers with total route disposition of fluid milk products of 3 million pounds or less per month.

The public has 60 days to file comments. Send comments by using the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov. The recommended decision will be published in the Oct. 21 Federal Register.

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