American Farm Bureau Federation’s FMMO Working Group Final Report Now Available

Posted On October 8, 2019— Written By

In January 2019, voting delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual meeting recommended to the AFBF board of directors that the organization convene a Farm Bureau- and producer-led coalition to review methods to restructure and modernize the current Federal Milk Marketing Order system. The working group will identify a solid base of FMMO guiding principles that enable our members and staff to be involved in conversations and policy development on how to:

  • Reform and modernize milk pricing and revenue pooling provisions while preserving orderly marketing conditions in dairy;
  • Ensure dairy farm families across the country have a voice – and a vote – when considering how to modernize these orders; and
  • Identify the opportunities and challenges in marketing orders that we likely will face in setting our course to reach our goals.

That working group’s final report is now available online, along with related background research. To access the final report and the background research papers, go to the AFBF Federal Milk Marketing Order Reform website.