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As dairy producers you are very much aware of the financial struggles and uncertainty in the marketplace. What has caused this disruption? Are federal milk market orders working as intended? In a world economy, has the basic structure of our dairy program outlived its usefulness? How will the proposed multiple component pricing affect producers? These and many more topics need to be discussed.

The Kentucky and Tennessee Farm Bureau Federations are pleased to announce we have arranged a meeting with representatives from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to get to the heart of these issues.

We are excited to announce Dana Coale, the deputy administrator for AMS dairy programs, along with the market administrators for Order 5 and Order 7, will be in Knoxville, Tennessee to discuss these and many more essential issues. You will not want to miss this meeting. We realize this is not an opportune time for your farming operations. However, the necessity of having this meeting now is crucial.

Wednesday, May 16
University of Tennessee Agriculture Campus
Hollingsworth Auditorium - Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg., 2505 East J. Chapman Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

A sandwich lunch will be available at 11 a.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at noon. In order for us to plan appropriately, please register with Roxann Sanders at rsanders@tfbf.com or call her at 931-388-7872 ext. 2231 by May 11.

11 a.m. Lunch

Noon Welcome Jeff Aiken, Tennessee Farm Bureau President & Mark Haney, Kentucky Farm Bureau President

12:15 p.m. Purpose of the Federal Milk Marketing Order Program: How it impacts Producers and Handlers

Dana H. Coale - Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Dairy Program; Erin Taylor, Acting Director, Order Formulation and Enforcement Division; Harold Friedly, Market Administrator, Appalachian FMMO; Shawn Boockoff, Assistant Market Administrator, Southeast FMMO

1:15 p.m. Hearing Request to implement Multiple Component Pricing (MCP) in FMMOs 5 (Appalachian) and 7 (Southeast). The Process and an Explanation of What Has Been Proposed

Dana H. Coale - Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Dairy Program; Jason Nierman, Assistant Market Administrator, Appalachian Order; Steven Duprey, Economist, Southeast Order

2:15 p.m. Open Discussion with Q&A - Dana H. Coale & AMS Staff

3 p.m. - Adjourn

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