Vilsack says he’s not for opening FMMO’s until dairy industry reaches consensus

Vilsack says he’s not for opening FMMO’s until dairy industry reaches consensus

Vilsack says he’s not for opening FMMO’s until dairy industry reaches consensus

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack told a group of farmers, processors, researchers, and media that the industry needs to reach a consensus before he would support reopening the Federal Milk Marketing Orders.

Secretary Tom Vilsack and aide during Wisconsin farm tour

During an on-farm discussion Thursday at Hinchley Dairy Farm Tours near Cambridge, Wisconsin, Vilsack said the dairy industry needs to work through this process and reach a consensus before asking USDA to consider milk marketing order changes.