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Beef, dairy groups question proposed organic rule
Beef, dairy groups question proposed organic rule
Livestock groups say a proposed rule on organic livestock practices is based on public perception rather than science.

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U.S. dairymen fare better than global counterparts
U.S. dairymen fare better than global counterparts
Large global inventories and weak demand will stretch out the rough patch for dairymen, but most of the major exporting regions have put the brakes on milk production.
WSDA: Yakima, Whatcom dairies succeed in reducing nitrates
WSDA: Yakima, Whatcom dairies succeed in reducing nitrates
Farmers are attending workshops on managing manure, and nitrate levels are dropping at dairies in at least two counties, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Research on raising dairy heifers leads to use of RFCs
Research on raising dairy heifers leads to use of RFCs
A relatively new technology is the use of Refined Functional Carbohydrates — known by the initials RFC — to help establish a healthy immune foundation for calves.
Dairy inventories weigh down markets
Dairy inventories weigh down markets
World milk production has finally started to contract, but it'll be some time before significant product inventories will clear the market.
Farmer speaks up for Washington dairies
Farmer speaks up for Washington dairies
Whatcom County dairy farmer Larry Stap defends farmers and his brand of milk.
WSDA director ousts state veterinarian
WSDA director ousts state veterinarian
Washington State Veterinarian Joe Baker was dismmised from the position which he had held for 20 months.

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