The Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 was passed on September 27, 2010, the act required USDA to release dairy product sales information on or before Wednesday at 3:00 pm EST (unless affected by a Federal Holiday). The act also required the establishment of an electronic mandatory price reporting system for dairy products reported under Public Law 106-532. These dairy statistics will continue to be collected on a weekly basis, AMS-Dairy Programs will collect, analyze, aggregate, and publish dairy products sales information for selected dairy commodities.
AMS - Dairy Programs - Market Information Branch's mission is to provide the dairy industry accurate and unbiased sales information depicting market conditions relating to the trade of dairy products. AMS-Dairy Programs must meticulously scrutinze data to ensure the dairy products sales series represents the value of the initial wholesale price received by dairy processors.
For more information, contact the Market Information Branch, Dairy Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 2768-South Building, Stop Code 0232, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-0232
Telephone (202) 720-4392
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