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Administrators of the 11 Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs) reported March 2022 uniform milk prices, producer price differentials (PPDs) and milk pooling data, April 11-13. Here’s Progressive Dairy’s monthly review of the numbers and their potential impact on your milk check.

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A continuation of elevated prices and increased high-value exports drove the value of U.S. dairy exports higher in February, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC).

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Editor's note: The original article has been updated to include comments from Dairy Farmers of America.

Multiple dairy farmers in New Mexico have filed a class action complaint against Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Select Milk Producers and the Greater Southwest Agency Inc. (GSA), alleging the organizations conspired to drive down prices for raw milk in the Southwest since 2015. The complaint (case 1:22-cv-00251), was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, April 4.

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After setting a three-year high in 2021, the export of U.S. dairy heifers is off to a slow start in 2022. Although February’s numbers were boosted by a large shipment to Pakistan, dairy heifer exporters warn the outlook for the rest of the year has turned cloudy.

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