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California quota proposal nears finish line
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California quota proposal nears finish line
California’s quota system came about in the late 1960s as a means to compensate milk producers selling into the higher Class I market and gain their support for establishing a state marketing order.

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In flood’s wake, WSDA urges dairy to block off manure
In flood’s wake, WSDA urges dairy to block off manure
WSDA recommends dairy build a berm to prevent another release of manure-laced water
Washington dairyman gets cows back; animal abuse charges reduced
Washington dairyman gets cows back; animal abuse charges reduced
Whatcom County dairy farmer's troubles with the law eased
Settlement reached over cattle grazing on Point Reyes
The settlement allows the Park Service to extend grazing leases to ranchers for five years, study impacts from ranching.
EU-Japan trade agreement worries U.S. ag groups
EU-Japan trade agreement worries U.S. ag groups
The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement announced last week will give the EU a significant competitive edge over U.S. dairy and meat exports.
Dairy prices inch higher at CME
Dairy prices inch higher at CME
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Chocolate milk off the menu at San Francisco schools
The school district already bans sodas in schools and doesn’t allow cookies or other sweets to be served with lunch.
Researchers say happiness turns dairy cows into cash cows
A University of Wisconsin initiative focuses on making dairy cows happier so they provide more milk.
WSDA report identifies ‘gaps’ in dairy rules
WSDA report identifies ‘gaps’ in dairy rules
WSDA report identifies 'gaps' in state program for managing manure from dairy cows
Global milk production modestly recovering
Global milk production modestly recovering
Rabobank predicts low feed prices will keep U.S. dairymen slightly profitable.
Blocks fall fifth consecutive week
Blocks fall fifth consecutive week
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.

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