American Dairy Coalition wants YOUR input!

Are you a dairy owner, partner, manager? Please take our 2-minute poll about the Class I milk price method:

American Dairy Coalition wants producers to have a voice in milk pricing. ADC facilitated discussions on Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) impacts after the legislative change from ‘higher of’ to ‘average plus 74 cents’ was implemented for Class I base skim pricing in May 2019. Although this 2018 Farm Bill change was meant to be revenue-neutral, we saw pandemic disruptions expose the vulnerabilities as Class I losses piled up in 16 of its first 26 months, impacting functions of FMMO pooling and producer risk management. Currently, this 'average-plus' method is yielding a benefit. When Class III and IV skim prices are equal, the upside benefit is limited to 74 cents on Class I (about 20 cents on blend, nationally). But if market factors drive Class III and IV skim prices apart by more than $1.48/cwt., there is no limit to the downside risk. We want to know how this affects your dairy and what you think should happen. Please take 2 minutes to answer 6 questions below.

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* 1. The change in FMMO Class I base pricing from using the ‘higher of’ Class III or IV to ‘average plus 74 cents’ affects our ability to do business planning for our dairy operation...

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* 2. Complete this sentence: The change from ‘higher of’ to ‘average plus’ for Class I pricing…

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* 3. Complete this sentence: I would prefer that Congress…

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* 4. Complete this sentence: I am a dairy farm

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* 5. What size category best describes your dairy?

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* 6. Identify the Federal Milk Marketing Order region that best describes your dairy's location, even if your milk is marketed outside of the FMMO system

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