Economic Effects of U.S. Dairy Policy and Alternative Approaches to Milk Pricing

Administrative Publication No. (AP-076) 110 pp, May 2017

by Donald P. Blayney and Mary Anne Normile

This report examines the effects of national dairy policy and its component programs as defined in the 2002 Act on milk and dairy product markets, farm households, nutrition programs, and the rural economy.

Reissued May 2017; original publication July 2004. For questions, contact Jerry Cessna.

Keywords: U.S. dairy policy, milk marketing orders, milk price supports, milk pricing, Northeast Dairy Compact, dairy industry, dairy, milk

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