USDA Announces National Pork Board Appointments

May 29, 2019 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the appointment of five members to the National Pork Board. All five appointees will serve three-year terms.

USDA Proclaims April National Garden Month

April 19, 2019 USDA AMS

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky recently signed a proclamation in recognition of April as National Garden Month.

USDA Proposes Changes in the Handling Requirements for Florida Tomatoes

April 18, 2019 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended a proposal to eliminate the standard weight certification requirement from the marketing order regulations.

USDA Announces Amendment to Class I Skim Milk Price Formula

March 11, 2019 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today an amendment to the Class I skim milk price formula under the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) program, in accordance with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). The change is effective May 1, 2019.

USDA Announces Reauthorization of Dairy Forward Pricing Program

March 1, 2019 USDA

The DFPP allows milk handlers, under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, to voluntarily enter into forward price contract with producers or cooperative associations of producers for a negotiated price for raw milk.