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Public Notices

  

BOARD OF MILK CONTROL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Date & Time Location Attachments/Information

No Meeting Scheduled

 

 

 

  

PRODUCER COMMITTEE MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS 

 

Date & Time Location Attachments/Information

No Meeting Scheduled

 

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS REQUESTED TO FILL PRODUCER COMMITTEE VACANCY:  

The Board of Milk Control will appoint an applicant who is a pool producer that delivers milk to Darigold – Bozeman to fill the vacancy. If no applications are received from a pool producer delivering to Darigold – Bozeman, the board may appoint an applicant who delivers milk to a different pool plant. To be eligible, an applicant must be a pool producer who produced pool milk during the month prior to a meeting.

The Producer Committee is authorized by ARM 32.24.506, which provides that the committee has authority to approve all transfers of quota and to review all requests for hardship and equitable relief and has authority to control and direct the marketing of surplus milk specified in ARM 32.24.523. The committee meets on an as-needed basis, and meetings are usually held by conference call. If chosen, committee members are expected to actively participate in carrying out the duties of the committee.

Producer Committee members are compensated in the same manner as Board of Milk Control members. The compensation is set by state law (2-15-124(7), MCA) at $50 per day for each day in which the member is actually and necessarily engaged in the performance of board duties and is also entitled to be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred while in the performance of board duties, as provided for in 2-18-501, MCA, through 2-18-503, MCA.

Download the a fillable PDF form using the hyperlink below. Applications for appointment to the committee are due by August 14, 2020 and should be sent to the Milk Control Bureau.

Producer Committee Application Form 

 

 

MONTANA MILK MARKET REGULATION STUDY FINAL REPORT:  

In November 2017, the Board of Milk Control contracted Dairy Technomics LLC to conduct a study of milk market regulation in Montana. The final report for the study was received in June 2018. Download the final report using the hyperlink below.

Montana Milk Market Regulation Study Final Report - June 2018 

 

RULE MAKING ACTIVITY:  

Adoption of Temporary Emergency Rule MAR 32-20-309 pertaining to dumped milk relating to the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 9, 2020, the Board of Milk Control adopted temporary emergency rulemaking affecting the definitions of “dumped milk” and “surplus “ in ARM 32.24.150 and adding new sections in ARM 32.24.523 pertaining to proceeds of government payments for milk dumped because of the chaotic market definitions when there has been a declaration by the governor of an emergency or disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While in effect, the emergency rule enables the economic impact (loss) of such dumping to be spread amongst all producers that are part of Montana’s statewide pooling arrangement instead of being borne by individual producers. Likewise, if any government payments are made to pool handlers or individual producers for such dumping that occurs while the rule is in effect, the emergency rule enables all producers that are part of Montana’s statewide pooling arrangement to share in the gain. The emergency rulemaking went into effect on April 9, 2020 and is only effective when there has been a declaration by the governor of an emergency or disaster related to the COVID-19 pandemic and may be effective for a period not longer than 120 days.

Temporary Emergency Rule 32-20-309 (notice of adoption)

 

MAR 32-19-305 (Adopted of Amendments to ARM 32.24.450 Milk Control Assessments)

On February 14, 2020, the Board of Milk Control adopted proposed amendments to ARM 32.24.450 pertaining to milk control assessment rates.  The amended assessment rates will go into effect on July 1, 2020 and will decrease milk control assessments by 8.3% compared to current assessment rates.

MAR 32-19-305 (notice of adoption)

MAR 32-19-305 (proposal)

 

      

BOARD OF MILK CONTROL - MEETING MINUTES

Official Minutes - Audio Files

Minutes Audio Recordings
April 9, 2020 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
December 13, 2019 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
March 8, 2019 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
January 22, 2019 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
August 22, 2018 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
June 25, 2018 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
April 30, 2018 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
December 14, 2017 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
November 8, 2017 (PDF)  No Audio
August 31, 2017 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
May 23, 2017 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
March 31, 2017 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
January 6, 2017 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
October 4, 2016 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
August 29, 2016 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
March 25, 2016 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
February 4, 2016 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
December 3, 2015 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
October 13, 2015 (Time Stamp PDF)  Audio
August 11, 2015 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
May 21, 2015 (Time Stamp PDF) Audio
January 15, 2015 (PDF)       No Audio
December 18, 2014 (PDF)  No Audio
June 10, 2014 (PDF)  No Audio
February 14, 2014 (PDF)  No Audio
 

PRODUCER COMMITTEE - MEETING MINUTES

March 31, 2020 (PDF)
March 3, 2020 (PDF)
August 30, 2019 (PDF)
June 26, 2019 (PDF)
May 1, 2019 (PDF)
March 28, 2019 (PDF)
March 1, 2019 (PDF)
February 5, 2019 (PDF)
January 3, 2019 (PDF)
October 31, 2018 (PDF)
October 9, 2018 (PDF)
August 1, 2018 (PDF)
June 27, 2018 (PDF)
June 5, 2018 (PDF)
April 4, 2018 (PDF)
October 31, 2017 (PDF)
March 10, 2017 (PDF)
September 26, 2016 (PDF)
August 29, 2016 (PDF)
August 1, 2016 (PDF)
September 1, 2015 (PDF)
August 4, 2015 (PDF)
July 7, 2015 (PDF)
May 5, 2015 (PDF)
October 23, 2014 (PDF)
July 14, 2014 (PDF)

 

Milk Control Bureau Information

Contact Information

Department of Livestock
Milk Control Bureau
1404 8th Ave
PO Box 202003
Helena, MT 59620-2003
(406) 444-2875
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Board Members

Chairman- W. Scott Mitchell

Vice Chairman-Jerrold A. Weissman

Board Member -Brian C. Beerman

Board Member -Jim Parker

Board Member -Erik Somerfeld

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