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Record rains soak Idaho hay

Hay has sustained damage throughout Magic Valley and Eastern Idaho following a week of continuous moisture. More

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Idaho dairy exports gain ground

Idaho's dairy exports are on a fast track in the first half of 2014, outpacing the same period a year earlier by 52 percent. More

 

Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth

The growth of Idaho's dairy industry is running up against challenges, incuding water availability and access to immigrant labor. More

 

Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mike Simpson tells Idaho's dairy industry the biggest challenge facing Congress at present is passing appropriations bills to fund government. More

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WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk

WhiteWave, based in Broomfield, Colorado, did not immediately detail when the ingredient would be phased out of various products. But in a communication that was shared with The Associated Press, the company said carrageenan will be removed from Horizon flavored milked in the first quarter of next.. More

Butter, cheese soaring; powder plunging

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

Stray voltage lawsuit heard in Wisconsin

The couple is asking for damages for lost milk production, the fair market value of their herd, injury to their dairy animals, excessive veterinary expenses and the loss of their farm. More

Idaho ag exports up 16 percent during first half

The value of Idaho dairy products sold abroad rose 52 percent to $213 million during the first half of 2014 and led a 16 percent increase in the value of Idaho ag exports. More

Decision on Calif. milk pricing to come swiftly

California's pricing of milk to manufacture cheese, which has given California dairymen severe heartburn and caused industry infighting for four years, could be on the the verge of a landmark decision by California's Ag Secretary Karen Ross.  More

Dairies sue EPA to keep records private

Dairies in Washington are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prevent public disclosure of their confidential data. More

Cheese still above $2; butter comes back to life

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

CDFA floats change in California milk pricing

In a surprise move, California's Ag Secretary Karen Ross distributed draft legislation to the dairy industry last week that would bring the state's Class 4b milk prices in line with those with Class III in federal orders. The proposal would bring California's milk used for cheese manufacturing... More

Illinois State Fair to unveil butter cow sculpture

The 500-pound bovine is made of unsalted butter. Built from scratch each year, the cow has been an unofficial mascot of the fair since the 1920s. More

Appeals court rules against raw milk producers

The 4th District Court of Appeals sided with the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in the consolidated cases brought by dairy farms in Walworth and Calumet counties. More

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