The American Dairy Coalition has released a list of eight milk policy priorities for the next farm bill.
The farmer-led group has been hosting a series of interactive webinars, conference calls, emails, surveys, and other engagements. The ADC board then formed their federal milk pricing priorities. Leading their list is fixing the Class I mover formula, preferring the old ‘higher of’ formula from before the 2018 Farm Bill. Even in the absence of “industry consensus” about the mover, American Dairy Coalition says a federal milk marketing order hearing should still be conducted as soon as possible to thoroughly examine by comparison the current ‘average of’ formula and the previous ‘higher of’ formula.