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14 Jan, 2020

California Quota Program Likely Boils Down to Three Options

News | By: Jim Dickrell

More meeting to resolve the issue will likely come in February.

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14 Jan, 2020

Minnesota Loses 328 Dairy Farms in 2019

News | By: Jim Dickrell

The toll was greatest on Grade B farms.

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09 Jan, 2020

Wisconsin Loses 10% of Its Dairy Herds in 2019

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Wisconsin farms have grown fewer but larger, with cows per herd up 70% in the past decade.

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08 Jan, 2020

Coca-Cola Buys Out Fairlife

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Coca-Cola apparently wanted more control of FairLife processes.

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06 Jan, 2020

Borden Becomes Second Big U.S. Milk Producer to File for Bankruptcy

News | By: Bloomberg News

Borden Dairy Co. filed for bankruptcy, becoming the second major U.S. milk seller to do so in two months as competitive pressures, declining consumption and falling profits made its debt load unsustainable.

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23 Dec, 2019

Fair Oaks Farm Worker Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charge

News | By: Jim Dickrell

The guilty plea  to a misdemeanor came after a felony charge was dropped.

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12 Dec, 2019

U.S. Reaches Deal in Principle With China, Awaits Trump Sign-Off

News | By: Bloomberg News

U.S. negotiators have reached the terms of a phase-one trade deal with China that now awaits President Donald Trump’s approval.

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09 Dec, 2019

StopQIP Group Files Suit Over California Quota Plan

News | By: Jim Dickrell

StopQIP farmers allege CDFA never included QIP details in its “pooling plan” nor did it hold hearings on the program.

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05 Dec, 2019

National Milk Producers Federation Agrees to Settle CWT Suit for $220 Million

News | By: Jim Dickrell

This week’s settlement releases NMPF from all further claims by the plaintiffs.

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03 Dec, 2019

Global Dairy Trade Auction Leaves Mixed Message

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Volume was again heavy, with 36,258 metric tons being purchased by 179 buyers.

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