24 Aug, 2016

U.S. Bites Into Cheese Mountain With Stockpile Purchase

Markets | By: Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to buy $20 million of stockpiled cheese to distribute to food banks and pantries nationwide in an attempt to stem farmer losses after dairy prices plummeted amid a global milk glut earlier this year.

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23 Aug, 2016

California Farmworkers to Get Equal Overtime Benefits

Labor | By: Mike Opperman

California's state Senate revived a bill on Monday that would make it the first state to give farmworkers the same overtime pay as people who work in other industries.

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23 Aug, 2016

USDA To Purchase $20 Million of Cheese to Bolster Milk Prices [VIDEO]

 | By: Jim Dickrell

Agency also extends Dairy Margin Protection Program sign-up deadline to December 16. 

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22 Aug, 2016

Farm Journal Media Announces MILK and Dairy Editorial Leadership

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Farm Journal Media announced today that Mike Opperman joins the MILK team as MILK editor and brand leader, effective immediately.

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22 Aug, 2016

Milk, Not Plastic, Will Protect Food in the Future

News | By: Bloomberg News

USDA researchers have discovered that a milk protein called casein can be used to develop an edible, biodegradable packaging film.

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22 Aug, 2016

New Zealand Group to Sell $18 Million of Powder Products to Danone

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The French dairy giant has had plenty of press lately.

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22 Aug, 2016

South Dakota Milk Production Up 6 Percent in July

Markets | By: The Associated Press

Milk production increased again in the milk booming state.

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19 Aug, 2016

Trump Agriculture Team Lets Lobbyists Know Who to Cultivate

News | By: Bloomberg News

With the randomness that’s been a hallmark of Donald Trump’s quest for the White House, the announcement of his Agricultural Advisory Committee arrived on Tuesday to strategically highlight the candidate’s broad swath of support from rural…

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19 Aug, 2016

Mind Your Balance Sheet

Finance | By: Curt Covington

Curt Covington shares some concrete and common-sense steps farmers can take to insure their balance sheet is “battle-ready” for the tougher times ahead.

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18 Aug, 2016

Tax Increase Likely For Farmers Under New IRS Rules

Finance | By: Nate Birt

Newly proposed IRS regulations aiming to eliminate discounts used in popular types of estate planning could result in higher taxes for farmers who transfer ownership of their business to the next generation.

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