In a hearing notice published in today's Federal Register, the USDA announced that it will hold a public hearing regarding proposed amendments seeking to alter the definition of a pool distributing plant within the Mideast Marketing Order. The proposed changes would cause distributing plants within the Mideast Marketing Order to be regulated by that order if "half of [their] total route disposition is within Federal Milk Marketing Area boundaries and [their] sales patterns are such that no one Order has more than 25% of [their] sales volume." The hearing will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on Oct. 4, 2011.
Read the published Hearing Notice here.
Written/Posted by Tanya J. Cramoy, Research Assistant