12 Organizations Submitted 38 Proposals To USDA Concerning FMMO Regulations

June 14 was the deadline for additional interested parties to submit proposals for consideration by USDA as it decides whether to call a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearing. Twelve organizations submitted a total of 38 proposals by the deadline. The proposals deal with almost all aspects of the FMMO regulations, and each proponent was able to explain from a technical standpoint what they have in mind at a Zoom meeting on June 16. USDA said that if there is a hearing it will start on August 23 and be held in a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana. If it decides to hold a hearing, the actual hearing notice and the scope of the hearing will be announced sometime over the next few weeks.