DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA | DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA WITHDRAWS FROM IDFA OVER FMMO PROPOSAL
Dairy Farmers of America, a major dairy cooperative with 83 processing facilities, had decided to withdraw its membership from the International Dairy Foods Association over IDFA’s decision to proceed with its single-issue petition to modify the federal milk marketing order system.
IDFA proceeded ahead of the National Milk Producers Federation to petition for changes to the FMMO. IDFA’s proposal focused initially on just the call to change how make allowances — an estimate of dairy processing costs — are configured. NMPF asked USDA to consider more comprehensive changes to the way milk products are priced.
“While IDFA generally maintains a neutral position on policies lacking full membership consensus, a critical exception was made earlier this year when they submitted a divisive milk pricing policy proposal to USDA,” DFA said in a statement to Agri-Pulse.
June 19, 2023