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Increased annual milk production caps under the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program, potential Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) reforms and greater milk check transparency were among issues highlighted in oral and written testimony during a House Agriculture Committee hearing, June 22.

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Declining fluid milk sales and Class III-IV milk price relationships that incentivize depooling are cutting into the percentage of U.S. milk production marketed through the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system.

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Monthly U.S. milk production was below year-ago levels for a fifth consecutive month in May, with slow growth in milk per cow and cow numbers well below last year’s peak.

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In this column, Progressive Dairy summarizes issues in the news and attempts to describe how they might affect dairy farmers. Look for more extensive background, details and updates at Progressive Dairy.

Items in this column are compiled from Progressive Dairy staff news sources. Send news items to Dave Natzke.

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