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Idaho dairy program changing health culture in schools

IDAHO FALLS — Seventh-graders Caleb Messerly and Tyler Shelton say Idaho dairy farmers have done a lot to improve the quality of life at Tigert Middle School in Soda Springs, Idaho.

Their gym class used to take a bus to the track, and the boys much prefer the new method of... More

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CDFA permanently raises whey value in milk pricing

Dairymen say the decision is good but it won't keep dairies from going out of business due to mounting losses. More


California losing dairies, cows, production as prices fall

Thirty-two dairies were put out of business last year as the cost of production exceeded milk prices month after month in the Golden... More



Bastian new VP for industry relations at United Dairymen of Idaho

Before joining UDI, Eric Bastian served as vice president of research and development for Glanbia Nutritionals and Glanbia Foods. More

Cheese strengthens; butter dip to come?

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

Chobani celebrates Idaho expansion

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – Greek yogurt continued to roll off the assembly line at a capacity of 40,000 cups per hour as Chobani officials, state and local dignitaries and Idaho dairymen gathered to celebrate the company’s $100-million plant expansion.The expansion comes just three. More

Cash dairy prices continue weaker

Bleeding in the cash dairy prices and falling futures continue to portend red ink on the farm.Block Cheddar cheese, which had dipped to $1.27 per pound Thursday (the lowest level since March 2010), inched back up a penny with 10 bids at $1.27 going unfilled. They closed at $1.28 per... More

Low dairy prices portend red ink on the farm

CME cash dairy prices weakened the first week of May, pulling futures prices lower as well.Block cheese closed Friday at $1.3050 per pound, down 6 1/2-cents on the week and 30 3/4-cents below a year ago. Barrel finished at $1.30, down 11 1/4-cents on the week and 32 cents below a year... More

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