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Washington lawmaker introduces ag-gag bill

Washington Rep. Joe Schmick has introduced a bill modeled after Idaho's law. More

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IDFA: Regulations hinder innovation, opportunity

International Dairy Foods Association, representing processors, is calling for changes in milk pricing and product standards to allow for innovation... More


Hilmar Jerseys wins dairy innovation award

A California dairy focused on animal wellfare was awarded 2015 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year at the International Dairy Foods Association's... More


Miller crowned Oregon dairy princess-ambassador

Oregon 's new dairy princess-ambassador is crowned. More


Medford Darigold plant to close at end of February

Darigold operates other manufacturing and processing plants in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. More

Dairy markets regain some ground

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

Milk industry fights back against ‘anti-dairy folks’

The campaign is intended to drown out milk’s detractors with positive posts about the nutritional benefits of milk on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere. More

U.S. milk production up, prices down

U.S. milk production continues to increase, and milk prices continue a downward trend from record highs seen this fall. Analysts don't look for rmarket recovery until mid year but are forecasting continued moderate feed costs. More

Case could impact dairies, livestock operations nationwide

A district court ruling this week applying RCRA regulations to manure for the first time in history has serious implications for livestock producers nationwide. More

Cash cheese crashes, butter up

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

Western United Dairymen taps interim CEO

Western United Dairymen has named its former director of environmental services, Paul Martin, as interim CEO after ending the tenure of Michael Marsh in late December. More

California tops in margin insurance sign-ups

Dairy producers nationwide have enrolled more than half of the U.S. milk production in the new federal Milk Margin Protection Program. Participation details were released Friday morning by USDA Farm Service Agency. More

Court rules Yakima Valley dairy has polluted groundwater

U.S. District Judge Thomas O. Rice of Spokane ruled Wednesday that the pollution posed an “imminent and substantial endangerment” to the environment and to people who drink the water. More

DOD airlifts dairy, produce to Pacific commissaries

The Department of Defense has begun airlifting dairy products and produce to military commissaries in the Pacific as shipping delays at West Coast ports have led to empty store shelves. More

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