USDA ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO FLUID MILK PROMOTION ORDER

Ava Devenport essenheal at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 6 10:26:56 EDT 2000





>From: "Ava" <Ava at essenheal.com>
>To: <essenheal at iname.com>
>Subject: Fw: USDA ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO FLUID MILK PROMOTION ORDER
>Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 14:39:33 -0500

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>From: "Unkenholz, Becky" <Becky.Unkenholz at usda.gov>
>To: <newsrelease at ams.usda.gov>
>Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 2:16 PM
>Subject: USDA ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO FLUID MILK PROMOTION ORDER
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> > AMS NEWS RELEASE
> >
> > Release No. 156-00
> > Becky Unkenholz (202) 720-8998
> > becky.unkenholz at usda.gov <mailto:becky.unkenholz at usda.gov>
> > Billy Cox (202) 720-8998
> > billy.cox at usda.gov <mailto:billy.cox at usda.gov>
> > USDA ANNOUNCES AMENDMENTS TO FLUID MILK PROMOTION ORDER
> > WASHINGTON, June 5, 2000--The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced
>today
> > that it is amending the Fluid Milk Promotion Order effective June 7, 
>2000
> > Kathleen A. Merrigan, administrator of USDA's Agricultural Marketing
> > Service, said the amendments allow fluid milk processors to have up to
>three
> > members instead of two on the board. The amendments also allow board
>members
> > whose fluid milk processor company affiliation has changed to serve for
>six
> > months or until a successor is appointed, whichever is sooner. The
> > amendments ensure board continuity and full board representation, she
>said.
> > The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, which administers the
> > Fluid Milk Order, requested the proposed changes. The program is 
>financed
>by
> > a mandatory 20-cent per hundredweight assessment on all fluid milk
>products
> > processed and marketed in consumer-type packages by fluid milk 
>processors
>in
> > the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Fluid milk
>processors
> > who process and market more than 500,000 pounds of fluid milk products 
>are
> > charged the assessment, and those who process and market 500,000 pounds 
>or
> > less are exempted from the order.
> > AMS encourages all eligible women, minorities, and persons with
>disabilities
> > to serve and participate in its committee and board activities. It is
>USDA's
> > policy that membership on industry-governed committees and boards
>accurately
> > reflect the diversity of individuals served by the programs.
> > Details of the amendments will be published as a final rule in the June 
>6
> > Federal Register. Copies and additional information may be obtained from
> > David R. Jamison, Chief, Promotion and Research Branch, Dairy Programs,
>AMS,
> > USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 0233, Room 2958-S, Washington,
>D.C.
> > 20250-0233, tel. (202) 720-6909.
> >
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