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Cheese market continues to plummet
Cheese market continues to plummet
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.

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H-2A continues rapid growth in Washington
Use of H-2A visa foreign guestworkers continues to leap upward in Washington state, mainly driven by the state's tree fruit industry.
The Chicago ‘Bears’ push down cheese prices
The Chicago ‘Bears’ push down cheese prices
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Idaho dairy receives milk quality award
An Idaho dairy farmer who scored perfect scores on various milk quality tests was awarded the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual milk quality award. The University of Idaho extension specialist who oversees that program received the UDI's friend of the...
Economist: Dairy prices headed for 25-35 percent correction in 2015
Economist: Dairy prices headed for 25-35 percent correction in 2015
A dairy economist told Idaho milk producers to brace for lower prices next year and she said that prices for class III milk, which is used to produce cheese, could fall to about $15.50 per hundredweight in May before starting to rebound.
Wash. animal disease traceability system on track
Wash. animal disease traceability system on track
The Washington State Department of Agriculture is on track to implement a modernized animal traceability system by July 2015. The department is proposing several new rules, including the elimination of a 15-animal dairy exemption and a fee to help...
Alan Andersen inducted into Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame
Alan Andersen inducted into Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame
Long-time dairy operator Alan Andersen was inducted into the Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame Nov. 13 during the United Dairymen of Idaho's annual meeting. A day earlier, UDI members awarded the group's annual milk quality award to J-O Bazil Dairy in Rigby.
Farm milk prices heading downward
Farm milk prices heading downward
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Judge dismisses consumer lawsuit against dairy cooperative
A consumer lawsuit against Darigold has been dismissed. The company believes the case was used to draw publicity to a farm worker unionization effort.