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NMPF calls for fair milk pricing

Board addresses H5N1 response


The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Board meeting concluded with discussions on fair milk pricing and dairy's response to H5N1 influenza. Randy Mooney, a Missouri dairy farmer, expressed confidence in the industry's resilience.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is set to unveil its plan for Federal Milk Marketing Order modernization, a move championed by NMPF. The board reviewed recent policy developments, including progress on the 2024 Farm Bill and updates on H5N1 influenza.

NMPF Chief Science Officer Dr. Jamie Jonker led discussions on H5N1, emphasizing its importance to dairy's future. The meeting coincided with NMPF's annual Young Cooperators fly-in, where dairy farmers advocated for the industry with lawmakers.

Dairy farmers urged passage of a Farm Bill, expanded market access for U.S. dairy products, and federal action on milk labeling integrity. The board also considered improvements to the Cooperatives Working Together program and elected three new members.

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