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How Dairy Management Inc (DMI) Spends Revenue (2019)

Dairy Management Inc (DMI) is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (6) whose purpose is to promote dairy products in order to increase consumption of dairy products.

Funded by a mandate by Congress, DMI is what is referred to as a “check off program” where all producers have to contribute funds for the good of the industry. Dairy producers are required to contribute 15 cents per 100 pounds (foreign dairy producers are required to contribute 7.5 cents per 100 pounds) which equates to about 1.5 cents per gallon of milk.

DMI has 78 independent voting members (Directors) on its governing body although 84 are listed on the most recent Form 990 (which appears to be due to timing differences).  61 of the 84 (73%) are male while 23 of the 84 (27%) are female (note:  The Form 990 does not disclose gender; determinations were based on name and google searches). Read more »


Executive Salaries at Dairy Management, Inc.

Unless you’re a dairy farmer or work in the dairy industry, you may never have heard of Dairy Management, Inc. –  a 501 (c) (6)  – whose tax-exempt status as a “business league” is one of the most powerful dairy organizations in the country.

Funded by America’s 41,000-plus farmers and dairy importers, Dairy Management’s purpose is to increase demand and sales for dairy products.  To do this, dairy farmers pay 15 cents (and dairy importers pay 7.5 cents) for every 100 pounds of milk (a gallon of milk weighs 8.6-11.6 pounds so 100 pounds of milk is roughly 10 gallons, meaning US dairy farmers pay Dairy Management about 1.5 cents per gallon for their services).  These funds are used to “fund programs and aimed at promoting dairy consumption and protecting the good image of dairy farmer, dairy products, and the dairy industry.” Read more »