The American Dairy Coalition says maintaining the Federal Milk Marketing Order remains important to farmers despite its challenges.
Laurie Fischer tells Brownfield their recent pricing forum at World Dairy Expo provided an open discussion on the issues.
“What do we do with the federal orders?” she asks. “Are they too antiquated, are they too old, should we not have federal orders, should we just work contractually with processors? They did not seem to agree to that.”
Fischer says most farmers during the event wanted a say in the process.