USDA Releases Final Ruling on Producer-Handlers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a final decision to amend the producer-handler definition in all federal milk marketing orders. These amendments were considered in a recommended decision published Oct. 21, 2009. This decision amends the producer-handler definition of all federal milk marketing orders to limit exemption from pooling and pricing provisions of the orders to those producer-handlers with …

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NMPF Applauds USDA Decision

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National Milk Producers Federation‘s (NMPF) long-term objective of limiting the pricing advantage enjoyed by the largest farms that bottle their own milk is about to be realized with the decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to close the loophole for the largest such bottlers. In a decision published Wednesday in the Federal Register, the USDA recommended that the producer-handler …

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