Milk Pricing in the United States
by Donald Blayney and Alden C. Manchester
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. (AIB-761) 24 pp, February 2001
Over the past 125 years, a complex system of both public and private pricing institutions has evolved to deal with milk production, assembly, and distribution. The pricing of milk in the United States is part market-determined, and part publicly administered through a wide variety of pricing regulations. This report examines the many facets of pricing milk as it moves from the farm gate to alternative users
Keywords: Milk, prices, dairy policy, milk products, dairy products, milk production, United States, dairy cooperatives, price supports, milk marketing, Federal milk market orders
In this publication...
- Frontmatter (Title page, Contents, Summary), 54 kb
- Introduction, 67 kb
- U.S. Dairy Industry in Brief, 48 kb
- How the Pricing System Evolved, 383 kb
- The Milk Pricing System in the Future, 75 kb
- Glossary, 52 kb
- Information Sources, 47 kb
- Appendix A: Federal Milk Marketing Order Price Formulas, 47 kb
- Entire report, 438 kb
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