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Ag Secretary answers dairy consensus question


Dairy producers, processors, and other stakeholders will have to agree on one dairy pricing plan.  That’s according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack who tells Brownfield it doesn’t make sense to open up the Federal Milk Marketing Order hearing process until they do. “If you have too many competing proposals, essentially, you’re back to the same old same old and it makes it more difficult because it’s easier to sort of stalemate the process.”

Vilsack tells Brownfield he believes having all of the dairy stakeholders iron out the issues before opening up the federal order hearing process has the greatest chance of affecting change in a place where a significant percentage of producers think change is necessary.