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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a proposed rule in today's Federal Register that would amend the National Dairy Promotion and Research Order by reapportioning regions and modifying the number of members from the regions. Established under the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983
, the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board
is charged with evaluating the geographic distribution of dairy production in the United States. Based on its findings, recommendation are made to the Secretary of Agriculture regarding modification of regions. The proposed rule would modify the number of board members from eight regions, although maintain 36 domestic board members overall, and reduce the total number of regions from 13 to 12. The public comment period will run until September 14, 2011.
Access the Proposed Rulemaking here.
Access the USDA Press Release here.
For more information regarding dairy regulation, please visit the Agricultural Law Center's Dairy Pricing and Regulation Resource Area
Written/Posted by Tanya J. Cramoy, Research Assistant
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