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USDA Sets Hearing On Proposed Amendments t

AMS No. 28506

Becky Unkenholz (202) 720-8998
Billy Cox (202)720-8998

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 2006 The U. S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it will hold a national public hearing to consider proposals seeking to amend the Class I and Class II milk price formulas applicable to all Federal milk marketing orders. Evidence will also be taken at the hearing to determine whether emergency marketing conditions exist that would warrant omission of a recommended decision. The hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2006, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel, 300 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.

The hearing was requested by National Milk Producers Federation to reconsider formulas for Class I and Class II milk.
The hearing notice will be published in the Nov. 22 Federal Register. Copies of the hearing notice may be obtained from the USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs, STOP 0231 - Rm. 2971, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-0231. The hearing notice is available on AMS web site: Those wishing to provide comment at the hearing should notify a USDA official upon arrival.

The hearing notice and additional information is available from the following market administrator offices:

Northeast: Erik F. Rasmussen
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
P.O. Box 51478, Boston, Mass. 02205-1478
Tel. (617) 737-7199; email:

Appalachian: Harold H. Friedly, Jr.
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
P.O. Box 18030, Louisville, Ky. 40261-0030
Tel. (502) 499-0040; email:

Florida and Southeast: Sue L. Mosley
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
P.O. Box 491778, Lawrenceville, Ga. 30049
Tel. (770) 682-2501; email:

Upper Midwest: H. Paul Kyburz
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
Suite 210, 4570 West 77th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 55435-5037
Tel. (952) 831-5292; email:

Central: Robert E. Vander Linden
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
P.O. Box 14650, Shawnee Mission, Kan. 66285-4650
Tel. (913) 495-9300; email:

Mideast: David Z. Walker
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
P.O. Box 5102, Brunswick, Ohio 44212
Tel. (330) 225-4758; email:

Pacific Northwest and Arizona: James R. Daugherty
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
1930-220th St., SE., Suite 102 Bothell, Wash. 98021-8471
Tel. (425) 487-6009; email:

Southwest: J. Richard Fleming
USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs
P.O. Box 110939, Carrollton, Texas 75011-0939
Tel. (972) 245-6060; email:

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