(NAFB.com) – The National Milk Producers Federation leadership expressed confidence that farmers would soon see a fairer system for milk pricing. During the recent Board of Directors’ meeting, NMPF also highlighted dairy farmers’ robust response to the challenge of H5N1 influenza in dairy cattle. “Even with all the stress on the farm, there’s still not a better industry,” says Randy Mooney, a dairy farmer and member of the Dairy Farmers of America Cooperative. USDA is expected to release its plan for Federal Milk Marketing Order modernization at the beginning of July. NMPF has helped lead the push for updated rules that better reflect the current industry, a three-year effort that culminated in a 49-day FMMO hearing last year. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Young Cooperators Fly-In, during which young dairy farmers met with lawmakers to advocate for the industry. During the meeting, the board also voted to elect three new members.