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California growers converting rice straw to cattle feed
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California growers converting rice straw to cattle feed
Growers and University of California researchers have been working at converting rice straw left over from harvest into feed for livestock, which they say could be valuable to ranchers amid the drought.

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Canadian co-op buys Davisco Foods
Canadian milk processor Agropur acquires Davisco Foods International, including Davisco's Jerome Cheese plant in Idaho.
Cheese remains above $2; butter in stratosphere
Cheese remains above $2; butter in stratosphere
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Margin protection program workshops planned
Western United Dairymen will host workshops on new margin protection program in the farm bill.
Hawaii dairies disagree about milk pricing
Big Island Dairy has requested to sell milk at a price below the minimum set by the state Milk Control Act.
Third man arrested in theft of cheese vans
Third man arrested in theft of cheese vans
The minibuses, worth $100,000 each, were stolen Saturday from a hotel parking lot in Manteca, where they had stopped on a tour promoting the Oregon-based Tillamook County Creamery Association’s dairy products.
Cheese back to $2; butter still in the clouds
Cheese back to $2; butter still in the clouds
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Northwest dairy producers see strong margins
Northwest dairy producers see strong margins
Northwest Farm Credit Service sreports Northwest dairy producers are using strong margins to reinvest in facilities and operations verses significant milk-production expansion.
Livestock camps prepare kids for fair time
Livestock camps prepare kids for fair time
University of Idaho Extension educators teamed up to offer summer livestock day camps to better prepare students for 4H fair competitions.
Top global dairy companies battle challenging conditions
Underlying slow growth in global dairy markets has made mergers and acquisitions increasingle important to extract growth, reduce costs and sustain profits. according to a new report by Rabobank.
Livestock groups want EPA interpretive rule scrapped
Groups: An interpretive rule narrowing ag exemption for discharge permits under the Clean Water Act will result in prohibitive costs and legal liability for producers that will turn them away from conservation practices.