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China tariff reduction a boost for U.S. cheese exports

The reduced tariffs will make U.S. cheese more competitive in the Chinese market, but lack of a free trade agreement with the country continues to put the U.S. at a disadvantage to New Zealand and Australia. More

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Western Innovator: Dairyman overcomes challenges

Organic farmer built a catchment system to collect water from the roofs of his barns. More

 

Oregon dairy changing hands after regulatory problems

Regulatory problems with wastewater have prompted the closure and anticipated sale of the Volbeda Farms dairy facility near Salem, Ore. More

 

USDA expands school flavored-milk options

Milk consumption in schools has dropped by 288 million servings since USDA eliminated the option of low-fat flavored milk in 2012. More

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Fluid milk and cream review — West

Pacific Northwest milk production continues to follow seasonal patterns without any surprises. More

Dairy prices continue lower

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

Fluid milk and cream review — West

Pacific Northwest milk production is steady and following seasonal patterns. More

Oregon agriculture wary of ‘cap-and-invest’ energy plan

Farmers may pursue new revenue streams under Oregon’s “cap-and-invest” carbon regulation proposal but they’d also likely pay more for key More

Too much to digest at dairy markets

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

Chobani gets new look and hints at going beyond yogurt

Chobani is shrinking "Greek yogurt" on its label as it hints at expanding beyond that food in an increasingly crowded yogurt market. More

Southwestern Idaho has a shortage of housing for H-2A workers

As an increasing number of agricultural produces in southwestern Idaho turn to the H-2A foreign guest worker program, housing authorities are scrambling to find enough units to house those workers. More

Environmentalists claim EPA foiling manure air reports

D.C. court delays manure reporting requirement More

CDFA extends vote on dairy quota program

The department has sent out 1,054 ballots, and only 400 had been returned before the deadline was extended from Dec. 4 to Dec. 22. At least 51 percent of eligible producers must vote to advance a stand-alone quota program if California joins the federal milk marketing order system. More

WSDA favors tagging every cow with radio ID

WSDA plans rule changes to better track cows More

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