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With eyes on potential reform, several dairy producers and industry representatives told a Senate Ag Committee subcommittee that it’s time to take a comprehensive review of the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system.

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Progressive Dairy provides updates on dairy-related organizations and companies, compiled from staff news sources and industry press releases. Email industry and organization news to Progressive Dairy Editor Jenna Hurty.

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August 2021 Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) administrator reports indicate Class I-Class III milk price inversions have ended for now, Class III milk depooling has subsided, and producer price differentials (PPDs) have stayed positive for a third straight month.

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The USDA’s latest World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released Sept. 10, reduced both 2021 and 2022 milk production forecasts slightly on expectations of lower cow numbers and slower growth in milk output per cow. Combining slightly stronger milk price projections with declining feed prices, the report suggests dairy income margins should improve off the extremely low levels this summer.

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