Milk price hearing surprises economist – Voice Of Muscatine

Milk price hearing surprises economist

An agricultural economist says the USDA’s hearing on federal milk marketing orders began with some unexpected twists.

Daniel Munch with the American Farm Bureau Federation tells Brownfield since the hearing began Wednesday, it’s moved along slower than he expected. “I didn’t realize USDA would be going through and providing testimony, and entering data sets, going over each of the data sets that stakeholders requested one-by-one into the record and that other groups would have the ability to cross-examine.”

Munch says much of the hearing so far has included attorney questions centered around component milk pricing, and potential changes to four of the federal orders.

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