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Utah State team wins new dairy product contest
Food science students at Utah State University have developed a a sourdough starter product using acid whey from Greek yogurt production. The product earned them top honors and $10,000 in Idaho Milk Processors' annual new product contest.

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Butter melts after record high; powder plunge ends
Butter melts after record high; powder plunge ends
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Idaho dairy organization tells farmers not to give tours
The letter says that for the protection of the Idaho dairy industry, people seeking tours or interviews should be turned down or referred to United Dairymen officials or another industry group.
Dairy producers critical of Calif. milk pricing bill
California Department of Food and Agriculture Sec. Karen Ross has introduced proposed legislation through Assembly member Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, that would eliminate minimum pricing and pooling requirements on Class 4 milk, used to manufacture butter,...
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
Higher prices prompt increase in milk production
High milk prices and lower feed costs grew U.S. milk production 4 percent in July over year-ago levels. Continued favorable margins are expected to boost production the rest of the year.
WhiteWave to remove ingredient from Horizon, Silk
WhiteWave, based in Broomfield, Colorado, did not immediately detail when the ingredient would be phased out of various products. But in a communication that was shared with The Associated Press, the company said carrageenan will be removed from Horizon...
Idaho dairy exports gain ground
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.
Butter, cheese soaring; powder plunging
Butter, cheese soaring; powder plunging
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth
Water, labor, taxes challenge Idaho’s dairy growth
The growth of Idaho's dairy industry is running up against challenges, incuding water availability and access to immigrant labor.
Stray voltage lawsuit heard in Wisconsin
The couple is asking for damages for lost milk production, the fair market value of their herd, injury to their dairy animals, excessive veterinary expenses and the loss of their farm.
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.