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Organic farmers celebrate growth, visit Capitol
Organic farmers celebrate growth, visit Capitol
Organic producers look to spur additional growth with USDA and congressional support.

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March milk production increases 1.1 percent
March milk production increases 1.1 percent
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Producer-handlers raise concerns over Calif. FMMO
California producer-handlers of milk contend losing their long-time exemption from pooling some of their milk would put their businesess at risk. That risk lies in a proposal by co-ops to establish a federal milk marketing order for California.
School yogurt program expanding nationally
Starting this fall, the department is officially adding Greek yogurt as an option to the USDA foods list for school meals in every state.
Cougar kills dairy cow in W. Washington
Cougar attacks are rare in the region, but it’s unusual to have an attack west of Interstate 5.
Calif. processors say FMMO hearing unwarranted
USDA has received three alternative proposals to three co-ops' proposal to establish a federal milk marketing order for California.
Butter, cheese prices strong; powder plunging
Butter, cheese prices strong; powder plunging
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
USDA posts alternative proposals for Calif. milk marketing order
Three alternative proposals to establish a federal milk marketing orderfor California have been submitted to USDA and are available for viewing.
Cheese strength drawing attention
Cheese strength drawing attention
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Western hay growers face challenges
Western hay growers face challenges
Western hay growers see challenges ahead for this year's crop. Early spring and water concerns in some areas are making the season hard to predict.
Calif. producers weigh in on federal milk order
Calif. producers weigh in on federal milk order
USDA meetings in May will review producer and processors proposals for a federal milk marketing order in California.