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23 Feb, 2018

John Pagel, Prominent Wisconsin Dairy Farmer and Leader, Killed in Plane Crash

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Cause of plane crash in Indiana field unknown.

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22 Feb, 2018

Butter Bearish As Fat Becomes Trendy

News | By: Bloomberg News

Consumers aren’t just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that’s giving outsize gains to makers of premium brands.

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21 Feb, 2018

Licensed Dairy Farm Numbers Drop to Just Over 40,000

News | By: Jim Dickrell

But cows per herd continue to climb, now averaging 234 head.

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21 Feb, 2018

January Milk Production Up 1.8%

News | By: Jim Dickrell

2017 sets both total milk production and production per cow records.

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21 Feb, 2018

New Zealand Production Projected Down 1%

News | By: Mike Opperman

Weather, fewer cows are reasons for the decline. It's not expected to impact exports. 

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14 Feb, 2018

California Federal Order Process Could Move Forward in One to Four Months—Or Not

News | By: Jim Dickrell

To expedite the process, USDA is hiring a judicial officer to review the entire hearing record.

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13 Feb, 2018

Senate Bill Would Exempt Dairy Farms from CERCLA Air Emission Reporting

News | By: Jim Dickrell

NMPF: Congress never intended CERCLA to apply to dairy or livestock operations.

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12 Feb, 2018

Fonterra Pours Money Into Russian Business

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

New Zealand recently committed to reopening free trade with Russia

 

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10 Feb, 2018

Dairy Groups Urge USDA to Move Forward on California Federal Order

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Groups say delay unnecessarily impedes milk price relief.

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07 Feb, 2018

USDA Delays California Federal Milk Marketing Order

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Unrelated Supreme Court  case could throw California Order proposal into chaos.

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