Pa. Milk Marketing Board Issues Over-Order Premium
March 26, 2020
At a March 19, 2020, special sunshine meeting held via teleconference, the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board (PMMB) adopted Official General Order A-1005, establishing an over-order premium of $1.00 per hundredweight effective April 1, 2020.
The current over-order premium order was set to expire on March 31, 2020, making it critically important to the commonwealth’s dairy industry that the board issue the new order.
“In these unprecedented times, the PMMB feels continuity is important,” Chairman Rob Barley said. “We met as a board [on March 19] by teleconference to approve the over-order premium. This ensures our Pennsylvania dairy farmers continue to receive the premium consumers pay for quality Pennsylvania milk.”
The over-order premium fuel adjuster established by Official General Order A-999 also remains in effect.
Carol Hardbarger will step down as the board’s Consumer Member effective March 20, 2020, to assume the secretary position.
Barley, board chairman, made the following comments in announcing the decision at the board’s March 19, 2020, special sunshine meeting.