09 Jan, 2019

Big Island Dairy in Hawaii Will Close by Feb. 28

News | By: Jim Dickrell

The dairy was sued in 2017 by a citizen’s group and the Center for Food Safety for environmental violations.

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09 Jan, 2019

Trump Nominates Andrew Wheeler to Officially Lead EPA

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

On Wednesday President Trump formally nominated acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) director to lead the agency.

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09 Jan, 2019

Big Dairy Is About to Flood America’s School Lunches With Milk

Policy | By: Bloomberg News

The Department of Agriculture is throwing out Obama-era school nutrition standards and tossing a lifeline to the dairy industry. It’s called more fat, sugar, and salt.

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08 Jan, 2019

USDA Releases Class Prices Amid Government Shutdown

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Last week USDA Agricultural Marketing Service released the December class prices despite the ongoing government shutdown.

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08 Jan, 2019

What To Watch For In Global Dairy Market in 2019

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

These eight signposts will shape dairy exports in the year ahead, says USDEC official.

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07 Jan, 2019

Wisconsin Loses Another 53 Dairy Farms in December

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Currently, there are 7,225 Grade A dairy farms, 541 Grade B farms that still ship milk in cans and 344 bulk tank Grade B farms in Wisconsin.

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07 Jan, 2019

American Dairy Coalition Calls on President Trump to Liquidate Cheese Surplus

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

The group cites a reduction in cheese exports to China by nearly 65% and to Mexico by more than 10%. 

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04 Jan, 2019

Good news: Positive Demand Bolsters Milk Futures

Business | By: Mike Opperman

Strong demand for product prices, especially powder, is leading to higher Class IV prices. The Class IV price…

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04 Jan, 2019

Mexico Remains Key Market for U.S. Dairy Amid Trade Conflict

Markets | By: Fran Howard

Competition for the growing Mexican dairy market should pick up now that the trans-Pacific trade agreement is in effect.

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02 Jan, 2019

California Methane Digesters Largely Dependent on Government Credits

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

Up to 93% of the revenue to operate a methane digester would come from state and federal government credits.

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