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IDFA: Regulations hinder innovation, opportunity
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 to meet the needs of growing and changing consumer demand.

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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.
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.
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.
Cash cheese crashes, butter up
Cash cheese crashes, butter up
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Miller crowned Oregon dairy princess-ambassador
Miller crowned Oregon dairy princess-ambassador
Oregon 's new dairy princess-ambassador is crowned.
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.
California tops in margin insurance sign-ups
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.
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.
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.
Margin protection sign-up over 50 percent
Margin protection sign-up over 50 percent
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.