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1937 – First Milk Marketing Orders Initiated

“Milk marketing orders came into existence as a result of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937… The rationale for the legislation was to reduce disorderly marketing conditions, improve price stability in fluid milk markets, and ensure a sufficient quantity of pure and wholesome milk.

The orders are regulations approved by dairy farmers in individual fluid milk markets that require manufacturers to pay minimum monthly prices for milk purchases.”