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Economist: Dairy prices headed for 25-35 percent correction in 2015

A dairy economist told Idaho milk producers to brace for lower prices next year and she said that prices for class III milk, which is used to produce cheese, could fall to about $15.50 per hundredweight in May before starting to rebound. More

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Alan Andersen inducted into Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame

Long-time dairy operator Alan Andersen was inducted into the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame Nov. 13 during the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual meeting. A... More

 

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Wisconsin dairy farmers to rake in big profits

Some farms that milk the state average of 117 cows will see profits totaling more than $200,000. More

WSDA working on manure application bill

WSDA keeps a low profile as it works on a bill to regulate the application of manure on farm fields. More

H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington

Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry. More

The Chicago ‘Bears’ push down cheese prices

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

Idaho dairy receives milk quality award

An Idaho dairy farmer who scored perfect scores on various milk quality tests was awarded the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual milk quality award. The University of Idaho extension specialist who oversees that program received the UDI's friend of the industry award. More

Wash. animal disease traceability system on track

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is on track to implement a modernized animal traceability system by July 2015. The department is proposing several new rules, including the elimination of a 15-animal dairy exemption and a fee to help support the system. More

Farm milk prices heading downward

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

Judge dismisses consumer lawsuit against dairy cooperative

A consumer lawsuit against Darigold has been dismissed. The company believes the case was used to draw publicity to a farm worker unionization effort. More

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