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Senate bill would exempt agriculture from Superfund reporting

The bill would restore a 10-year-old EPA exemption for agriculture on reporting animal waste emissions that was vacated by a federal court last year. More

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Organic group responds in lawsuit against USDA

A USDA motion to dismiss a lawsuit over its delays in implementing new organic livestock and poultry standards hinges on a lack of evidence of injury... More

 

USDA, dairy industry team up on environmental stewardship

A new memorandum of understanding between USDA and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is meant to strengthen collaboration for meeting the dairy... More

 

Western Innovator: Veterinarian has dairy roots

Washington’s assistant state veterinarian spearheads the state’s animal disease traceability program. More

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Fluid milk and cream review — West

Several farms in Idaho are selling off cows. The limited market growth opportunities and financial pressures are pushing a few farms to close. More

California federal milk marketing order delayed but on track

Although delayed, a California federal milk marketing order could be implemented by November. More

UI ag dean solicits support for dairy research center

Idaho farm groups are being encouraged to support University of Idaho’s proposed Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. More

Cheese up, butter down on dairy market

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

Federal spending bill strengthens dairy safety net

The bill offers benefits for smaller producers through changes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program and helps larger producers by raising the cap on livestock insurance products. More

Fluid milk and cream review — West

Milk supplies remain plentiful in California although they are lower than last year. More

Major Oregon dairy slapped with $10,000 penalty

Lost Valley Farm, a major new dairy in Boardman, Ore., was recently fined $10,000 for unauthorized wastewater discharges and faces two pending lawsuits over unpaid debts. More

USDA delays federal milk marketing order for California

A court case involving the Securities and Exchange Commission is calling into question federal agencies’ policies for appointing administrative law judges, such as the one who is presiding over the proceedings for establishing a federal milk marketing order for California. More

Global Dairy Trade auction up 5.9 percent

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

Fluid milk and cream review — West

Several California manufacturers continue to move some loads of condensed skim out-of-state as a way to deal with maintenance/repair downtimes. More

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