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NFL player extols dairy’s benefits at Idaho middle school

Former NFL cornerback Marcus Trufant made a surprise visit to an Idaho middle school Oct. 24 and spoke to students there about the important role dairy products can play in physical performance. More

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Economist: Investigate margin protection program now

While the new Margin Protection Program for dairy is debuting in a financially good year for dairymen -- thus gaining little interest -- one dairy... More


Idaho Milk Products opens tech center

Idaho Milk Products of Jerome, Idaho, has added a technical center to its growing milk protein business and held a grand opening Oct. 24 to celbrate... More



Down dairy markets took ‘silvering lining’ with them

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

U.S. dairymen adding cows on good margins

U.S. milk production was up 4.1 percent in September over year-ago levels, boosted by 78,000 additional cows and increased per cow production of almost 2 pounds. More

Cash dairy markets cause head-scratching

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

Web tool aids dairy insurance decisions

The University of Illinois has developed a market forecast tool to aid dairymen in their decisions regarding the new voluntary Market Protection Plan-Dairy, established by the new farm bill. More

Idaho cheese company, feds reach settlement

On Thursday the EPA announced that the company has since corrected the violations. More

Yogurt is now official New York state snack

New York is the nation’s top yogurt producer, making 741 million pounds of the dairy product last year. More

Organic industry confused by GMO vaccines

A lack of clarity about which livestock vaccines are made with genetically modified organisms is creating confusion in the organic industry. More

Mexican trucking pilot expires

A three-year pilot program of allowing Mexican trucks to deliver goods in the United States has expired and the Department of Transportation has not said what's next. More

Cheese prices rallying, butter plummeting

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

Dairy farmers ask for help with hungry elk

Dairy farmers say the elk have knocked down fences and often gobble up the rye grasses that cows rely upon. More

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