Our Federal Milk Marketing Order Position

Ever since the 1930’s, Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs) have set the stage for the fair and orderly marketing of milk throughout the United States. We, the dairy farmers and staff of National Farmers, support the FMMO system.

We also advocate for changes that will assure that the system can meet the challenges it is sure to face in the coming decades.

Today, the term Federal Order Reform covers a lot of territory. What it means depends on who you are talking to. For us, when we talk about reforming the FMMO system, we mean making three changes:
(1) the system should be national 
(2) depooling should not be allowed, and
(3) there should be no bloc voting.

We Need a National FMMO