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CA processor panel discussions at World Ag Expo
California federal order, processor panel discussions Feb. 13 at World Ag Expo - - California’s three major dairy cooperatives will sponsor a seminar concerning the possibility of California joining the federal milk marketing order system. The seminar will be held in conjunction with World Ag Expo, in Tulare, Calif. The federal order meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m., in the VIP Tent on Expo Lane (between S and T Streets at the International Agri-Center). Pete Garbani of Land O’Lakes will moderate the discussion. Panelists will include Tom Wegner, Land O’Lakes; Eric Erba of California Dairies; and Elvin Hollon of Dairy Farmers of America. A day later, a panel discussion with milk processors will be held as part of the World Ag Expo Dairy Seminar schedule. The session will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-noon, in Building 3. Invited participants include board members and executives from California Dairies Inc. (CDI), Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Hilmar Cheese and Land O’Lakes. They will discuss current industry topics and issues, including milk procurement, base allocation, milk pricing and more.