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Washington dairies and Lummi tribe sign accord

Seven Washington state dairies sign agreement with Lummi Nation to collaborate on managing manure and staying out of court More

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Tom Vilsack to take helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council

Talk in the industry of Vilsack leading USDEC begin in early December; his acceptance of the position was formally announced today. More

 

Opponents call foul on mega-dairy construction

A coalition of health and environmental groups are asking the state to investigate construction of an as yet permitted mega-dairy. More

 

Mexican veterinarians sue Idaho dairy

They claim in a lawsuit that the dairy fraudulently recruited them, promising professional-level employment but forcing them to work as general... More

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Dairy prices see ups and downs

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

Dairy markets seeking direction

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

Gov. Otter recommends $10 million for major ag research center

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget recommends $10 million for ag research center, $400,000 for wolf control efforts and $500,000 in ongoing funding for graduate student housing at University of Idaho agricultural research stations. More

Idaho livestock research facility back in spotlight

Significantly renewed efforts to establish a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility focused on sustainability in dairy production are expected to gain ground in this legislative session. More

Former workers sue Idaho dairy, claiming human trafficking

In the lawsuit, the veterinarians contend they were recruited to work as animal scientists at the dairy, using visas for professional workers, but then were illegally forced to work general laborer jobs. More

2016 ends mixed; 2017 starts slipping

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

Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell wants precautions eased

Blue Bell had to shut its flagship Brenham creamery for several months after last year’s recall was linked to 10 listeria cases More

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