United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: May 28, 2023
The Secretary shall establish a program under which milk producers and cooperative associations of producers are authorized to voluntarily enter into forward price contracts with milk handlers.
To assist milk handlers in complying with paragraph (1)(A) without having to segregate or otherwise individually track the source and disposition of milk, a milk handler may allocate milk receipts from producers, cooperatives, and other sources that are not subject to a forward contract to satisfy the obligations of the handler with regard to Class I milk usage.
A milk handler may not require participation in a forward pricing contract as a condition of the handler receiving milk from a producer or cooperative association of producers.
A producer or cooperative association described in paragraph (1) may continue to have their 1
The Secretary shall investigate complaints made by producers or cooperative associations of coercion by handlers to enter into forward contracts.
If the Secretary finds evidence of coercion, the Secretary shall take appropriate action.
No forward price contract may be entered into under the program established under this section after
No forward contract entered into under the program may extend beyond