May 22 2017
Now entering its third year, the process to establish a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) potentially cleared another hurdle
Feb. 20 2017
The Northeast is flush with milk. That extra milk is putting pressure on the region’s fluid milk market that delivers higher returns to dairy farmers
Feb. 13 2017
“This Recommended Decision proposes the issuance of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) regulating the handling of milk in California.”
Sept. 19 2016
Trade is on USDA's radar by Corey Geiger, Managing Editor "The strength of the U.S. dollar has not only hurt dairy exports, but overall competitiveness of U.S. agricultural exports, which have been lower...
Sept. 19 2016
No word yet on a California FMMO. A year after public testimony began on a proposal by California's largest dairy cooperatives to create the biggest Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in the country,...
June 6 2016
Any bit of milk price help is welcome news in California these days. Prices received by Golden State producers have been below the cost of production all year so far and are poised to hit new lows when...
Oct. 7 2015
Because it would probably hurt producer prices just about everywhere else. One of the interesting aspects of USDA's public hearing that is underway in Clovis, Calif., to gather testimony on establishing...
Sept. 28 2015
Pull up a chair and get very comfortable, because the official USDA hearing to gather testimony about establishing a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) in California is going to be a marathon
Aug. 7 2015
It could last a month or more and will be unlike anything the state's dairy industry has ever seen. California's dairy industry asked for it, and on September 22 at 9 a.m., it may get to see an example...
May 11 2015
Nothing remotely close to decisions were made at the three-stop series of public outreach meetings held across California last week by USDA to review proposals submitted for a Federal Milk Marketing Order...
May 8 2015
Now that they're pushing for a federal order, the state is willing to look at raising Class 4b prices
May 1 2015
USDA will hold three Federal Milk Market Order proposal outreach meetings in the state next week
April 27 2015
It has been nearly two months since the three largest dairy cooperatives in California submitted a formal proposal to USDA to establish what would be the biggest Federal Milk Market Order (FMMO) in the...
April 10 2015
With the implementation of the five-year farm bill, agricultural minds have quickly turned their attention toward equally pressing matters including immigration reform, international trade pacts and revisions...
March 25 2015
The original request by three dairy cooperatives initiated a process that will eventually determine whether or not California joins the Federal Milk Marketing Order system, but it could take time to reach...
March 2 2015
Regarding the California FMMO piece, don't forget that the USDA is by no means obliged to give California the order language proposed by the three cooperatives. The Agricultural Marketing Agreements Act...
Feb. 23 2015
Assuming that things will go smoothly is assuming a lot. On the surface, California's February 4 request to the USDA to implement a statewide Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) looks like an easy slam-dunk
Feb. 9 2015
Forty-six years after California created a statewide milk pricing system that helped it become the largest U.S. dairy state, its three biggest cooperatives have submitted a formal request to join the Federal...
Jan. 26 2015
With another new year underway, California continues to be the largest dairy state by a wide margin, accounting for over 20 percent of all milk made in the U.S. Its dairy industry continues to have much...
Jan. 6 2014
While it's the largest federal milk marketing order (FMMO) in terms of area touching 10 states, it took only 107 farms to produce half of the order's milk, reported Central FMMO market administrators....