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USDA releases delayed dairy checkoff reports

The annual mandatory reports to Congress were delayed due to USDA’s efforts to better evaluate dairy checkoff programs as they move away from traditional promotion programs, according to a spokesman for the agency. More

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WSDA seeks study on dairy manure use

WSDA seeks study on whether to regulate all manure applications, not just ones on dairies More

 

Washington suspends license of raw milk dairy linked to salmonella

Washington Health Department links raw milk dairy to two sicknesses More

 

Organic farm wins $26,500 for dairy cow trespass

An organic farm in Oregon has won $26,500 from a neighboring dairy farm whose cows escaped to damage crops. More

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Cheese prices take a breather

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

WSDA finds more salmonella in dairy’s raw milk

Follow-up tests find more salmonella at Washington raw milk dairy More

Dairy cow delivers pizzas to shocked customers

The annual event is a way for the state’s dairy industry to help bring the farm to consumers in a fun and unforgettable way, according to Dairy West officials. More

Dairy prices remain unsettled

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

Under pressure, Amish farmers begin to exit dairy business

Elmer Petersheim of Manheim is a typical small Amish dairy farmer in Lancaster County, having invested heavily in cows and related machinery over the last 17 years More

Washington dairies embrace live video chats

Dairy Farmers of Washington takes farmers into social media More

Global dairy balance could tip with growing production

Surplus milk in the U.S. and returning production in the EU and New Zealand will bring additional product to the global market. More

Butter prices melt at September’s end

Butter prices end month at lowest mark since May 12. More

Raw milk dairy’s defiance prompts WSDA’s health alert

Washington State Department of Agriculture takes more raw milk samples from defiant dairy More

Goodlatte bill aims at reliable guestworker program for agriculture

The legislation would create a visa program that would ensure a stable workforce for dairy farmers and other agricultural employers with a need for full-time, year-round workers. More

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