April 12 2021
The Federal Milk Marketing Order system serves as a rulebook for buyers and sellers of milk, reminded Erin Taylor on the April 7 Hoard’s Dairyman DairyLivestream
April 8 2021
Reforms to the Federal Milk Marketing Order system have been on many minds lately thanks to the pricing chaos caused by last year’s dairy demand destruction
April 8 2021
The past year of dairy market volatility has once again stirred the pot of discontent with current milk marketing frameworks and raised the question, “Is federal order reform necessary?”
April 1 2021
In the 1960s a statewide milk income pooling plan was adopted in California because the state was not eligible to be part of the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) program since geographic isolation meant...
March 29 2021
On Monday, March 22, the USDA held a 12-hour listening session to hear feedback from the public about the Farmers to Families Food Box Program
March 25 2021
The Senate this week confirmed Katherine Tai as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), helping the nation advance its trade agenda and creating opportunities for dairy to expand its own markets worldwide
March 25 2021
Even though Federal Milk Marketing Order reform may not be top of mind in Congress, we can debate and coalesce around potential solutions. Not only could strong industry-generated consensus propel pos
March 15 2021
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act, bipartisan bill H.R. 1603, was reintroduced this week by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.)
Feb. 4 2021
“Senator (John) Boozman (R-Ark.) and I both feel very strongly that we move forward the child nutrition bill that is supposed to be reauthorized every five years,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow...
Feb. 1 2021
While President Joe Biden’s appointment for Secretary of Agriculture awaits approval by the Senate, the veteran head of USDA, Tom Vilsack, is already considering his agenda for his second term
Feb. 1 2021
“We want to move forward aggressively,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who is the incoming chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Jan. 28 2021
There has been much talk about the Biden administration’s goal for rural America to play a leading role in combatting climate change, but farmers are still understandably curious and cautious about...
Jan. 25 2021
Nutrition programs, climate change, and trade will likely be high priorities for both the House and Senate agriculture leaders in this new Congress, panelists discussed on the January 20 Hoard’s...
Jan. 21 2021
Even as the dairy community heralded the completion of work last month on another package of COVID-19 relief legislation, we already knew that 2021 would begin under unprecedented conditions
Jan. 18 2021
Much discussion has unfolded surrounding the income boost to dairy producers from government policy aimed to help offset the effects of COVID-19
Dec. 21 2020
Through much of November and December, most of the people we talked to seemed to think that USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box program was dead
Dec. 3 2020
“The industry, on the demand side, cannot be firing on all cylinders as long as food service continues to be impacted by the pandemic,” said Peter Vitaliano
Dec. 3 2020
The 2020 election has been historic in a number of ways, and that includes agriculture
Dec. 3 2020
Change is a scary thing, and there will be no shortage of that in Washington, D.C., when it comes to agriculture leaders in the next Congress and administration