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Idaho dairy exports gain ground
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Idaho dairy exports gain ground
Idaho's dairy exports are on a fast track in the first half of 2014, outpacing the same period a year earlier by 52 percent.

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Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill
Simpson says ag faces challenges on Capitol Hill
Rep. Mike Simpson tells Idaho's dairy industry the biggest challenge facing Congress at present is passing appropriations bills to fund government.
Idaho ag exports up 16 percent during first half
Idaho ag exports up 16 percent during first half
The value of Idaho dairy products sold abroad rose 52 percent to $213 million during the first half of 2014 and led a 16 percent increase in the value of Idaho ag exports.
Decision on Calif. milk pricing to come swiftly
California's pricing of milk to manufacture cheese, which has given California dairymen severe heartburn and caused industry infighting for four years, could be on the the verge of a landmark decision by California's Ag Secretary Karen Ross. 
Dairies sue EPA to keep records private
Dairies in Washington are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prevent public disclosure of their confidential data.
Cheese still above $2; butter comes back to life
Cheese still above $2; butter comes back to life
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
CDFA floats change in California milk pricing
In a surprise move, California's Ag Secretary Karen Ross distributed draft legislation to the dairy industry last week that would bring the state's Class 4b milk prices in line with those with Class III in federal orders. The proposal would bring...
Record rains soak Idaho hay
Record rains soak Idaho hay
Hay has sustained damage throughout Magic Valley and Eastern Idaho following a week of continuous moisture.
Illinois State Fair to unveil butter cow sculpture
The 500-pound bovine is made of unsalted butter. Built from scratch each year, the cow has been an unofficial mascot of the fair since the 1920s.
Appeals court rules against raw milk producers
The 4th District Court of Appeals sided with the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in the consolidated cases brought by dairy farms in Walworth and Calumet counties.
Calif. benchmark down 38 cents, $2.91 below federal order
Calif. benchmark down 38 cents, $2.91 below federal order
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.