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Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
Following criticism and lack of support from California dairymen, California ag secretary has withdrawn her legislative proposal for sweeping reform to the state's milk marketing requirements for Class 4 milk.

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Dairy producers critical of Calif. milk pricing bill
California Department of Food and Agriculture Sec. Karen Ross has introduced proposed legislation through Assembly member Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, that would eliminate minimum pricing and pooling requirements on Class 4 milk, used to manufacture butter,...
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
High milk prices and lower feed costs grew U.S. milk production 4 percent in July over year-ago levels. Continued favorable margins are expected to boost production the rest of the year.
WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk
WhiteWave, based in Broomfield, Colorado, did not immediately detail when the ingredient would be phased out of various products. But in a communication that was shared with The Associated Press, the company said carrageenan will be removed from Horizon...
Idaho dairy exports gain ground
Idaho dairy exports gain ground
Idaho's dairy exports are on a fast track in the first half of 2014, outpacing the same period a year earlier by 52 percent.
Butter, cheese soaring; powder plunging
Butter, cheese soaring; powder plunging
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth
Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth
The growth of Idaho's dairy industry is running up against challenges, incuding water availability and access to immigrant labor.
Stray voltage lawsuit heard in Wisconsin
The couple is asking for damages for lost milk production, the fair market value of their herd, injury to their dairy animals, excessive veterinary expenses and the loss of their farm.
Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill
Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill
Rep. Mike Simpson tells Idaho's dairy industry the biggest challenge facing Congress at present is passing appropriations bills to fund government.
Idaho ag exports up 16 percent during first half
Idaho ag exports up 16 percent during first half
The value of Idaho dairy products sold abroad rose 52 percent to $213 million during the first half of 2014 and led a 16 percent increase in the value of Idaho ag exports.
Decision on Calif. milk pricing to come swiftly
California's pricing of milk to manufacture cheese, which has given California dairymen severe heartburn and caused industry infighting for four years, could be on the the verge of a landmark decision by California's Ag Secretary Karen Ross.