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With the approval of the California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) confirmed, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is targeting an October 2018 implementation date. Meanwhile, opposition to a proposal to convert Appalachian and Southeast FMMOs to multiple component pricing (MCP) systems has surfaced.

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Editor’s note: In early April, Progressive Dairyman reported on a request by National All-Jersey, 14 dairy cooperatives and others asking the USDA to hold a hearing to consider a proposal to implement multiple component pricing (MCP) in two additional Federal Milk Marketing Orders.

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Another month, another record month for U.S. dairy export volumes. And, another cloud forming over dairy in the ongoing trade war of words and tariffs.

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Digest Highlights: The National Milk Producers Federation board voted to extend the CWT export assistance program for three years. Wisconsin leaders are forming a dairy task force to identify and address industry challenges. Find these and other news summaries affecting dairy farmers here.

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June Dairy Month just got a little better for many U.S. dairy producers. In addition to extending the enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) another week, USDA provided up-to-date details regarding program enrollment and payments. Bill Northey, USDA undersecretary for farm production and conservation, provided the update during a conference call on June 5.

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Digest Highlights: Droughty dairy areas primarily in the Southwest. USDA reopens disaster programs. Two dairy promotion groups merge. May milk prices improve a little in federal, California orders. Find these and other news summaries affecting dairy farmers here.

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