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New Zealand dairy bust shows far-reaching ripples from China changes

A world milk glut and a decline in Chinese demand for imported dairy products have sent prices down by 50 percent. More

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Comments sharpen Washington’s debate over manure lagoons

Washington Department of Ecology compiling comments on a tentative proposal to regulate manure lagoons. More



Report highlights dairy industry progress in sustainability

Sustaniability is top of mind with consumers, and it's becoming increasingly important for the U.S. dairy industry to communicate its efforts in that regard. More

Butter soars to record high, then drops

Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news. More

United Dairymen of Idaho adds to team

United Dairymen of Idaho has hired Will Hoenike as a consumer confidence manager. More

Idaho dairy farmers chosen for national leadership

Two more Idaho Dairy Products Commission and United Dairymen of Idaho board members have been tapped for national dairy industry leadership positions. More

Chinese dairy professionals visit LSU AgCenter for training

The group came to Louisiana on Sept. 12 with the USDA’s Cochran Fellowship Program, which teaches foreign officials and professionals about U.S. regulations and technologies. More

Butter prices soar; cheese dropping

Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news. More

USDA extends dairy insurance sign-up

USDA has extended the deadline for farmers to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 until Nov. 20. More

Threemile Canyon general manager appointed to Oregon Ag Board

Marty Myers, general manager of Threemile Canyon Farms, was appointed to the Oregon Board of Agriculture by Gov. Kate Brown. More

McDonald’s butter use latest checkoff triumph

A strategic partnership with McDonald's, years of research and relationships with healthcare professionals — funded by dairy farmers through the dairy checkoff — all played a part in the fast-food chain's decision to convert from margarine to butter. More

Opponents of dairy on Kauai deliver petition to governor

The group is suing Hawaii Dairy Farms over alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. More

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