Ohio dairy farm

Last year, Farm Bureau set priorities related to Federal Milk Marketing Order reform, based on the work done by the Ohio Farm Bureau Dairy Action Group and American Farm Bureau’s Dairy Working Group. These priorities include:

  • Return the Class I mover to a higher-of formula.
  • Increase Class I differentials to reflect changes in the marketplace.
  • Make processing cost surveys of plants mandatory and audited by USDA to ensure the accurate data.
  • Tighten pooling provisions.
  • Update make allowances routinely with mandatory cost surveys.
  • Expand the number of products used in USDA’s pricing survey.
  • Simplify and add uniformity to milk checks.
  • Use modified bloc voting instead of bloc voting.

It is now time to work with Congress to act on these priorities. The Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act, which would direct USDA to hold a National FMMO hearing within 180 days that would review farmer and industry proposals, will be introduced soon.

Action Alert

Back Ohio dairy farmers by asking your member of Congress to support the Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act. Take action using the Ohio Farm Bureau Advocacy in Action Center or contact your member of Congress directly to encourage them to co-sponsor and support this important legislation.

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