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McMinnville co-op members accept Northwest Dairy Association deal
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McMinnville co-op members accept Northwest Dairy Association deal
Members of a McMinnville based dairy cooperative now have 60 days to decide whether to apply for membership in the larger Northwest Dairy Association.

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New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors selected
New Washington State Dairy Ambassadors selected
The ambassador and two alternates travel the state telling the story of of the Washington dairy industry.
Chef goes from kitchen to farm
The farm now has a stand-alone, cheese-making facility with a stainless-steel refrigeration tank, a large vat in a cheese-making room, milking stands for 23 goats and a cheese cave next to pens that house 50 goats.
Butter, rising star in the ‘Milky Way’
Butter, rising star in the ‘Milky Way’
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
Dairy farmers say safety net on milk prices is not helping
Farmers say the margin protection program is not based on Northeast farmers’ feed costs but on the national average feed cost, which is less.
Washington formally proposes new dairy rules
Washington formally proposes new dairy rules
The Washington Department of Ecology's long-awaited proposal to keep manure from polluting water represents a major change in how dairies are regulated.
Dairy cooperative accuses Sorrento of contract breach
Sorrento, a major cheese producer, is accused of breaching a contract to buy organic milk from a dairy cooperative.
Livestock producers weigh in on Trump, Clinton
Livestock producers weigh in on Trump, Clinton
Livestock producers are tallying the pros and kinds of presidential candidates, saying it's stacking up to be a close race.
‘Largest bear market rally’ in years
‘Largest bear market rally’ in years
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy industry news.
Washington dairies buoyed by ecology’s stance on CAFO permit
Washington dairies buoyed by ecology’s stance on CAFO permit
Washington Department of Ecology will propose to issue dairies state-enforced permits, upsetting environmentalists who want to retain the option of filing federal lawsuits over groundwater pollution.
Hundreds attend community dairy tour in Idaho
Hundreds attend community dairy tour in Idaho
Hundreds of people learned the basics of dairy farming June 10 during a community dairy tour on the Jackson Family Farm in Meridian, Idaho.

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