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Transparency, education focus of dairy tour
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Transparency, education focus of dairy tour
A local dairyman opens up his family farm to the media with a new mind-set that transparency is key to consumer trust.

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UI to test new water filtration system on dairies
UI to test new water filtration system on dairies
A University of Idaho professor who developed technology that removes pollutants from water and saves the nutrients for fertilizer will soon start testing on dairy lagoons.
Cooperative helps drought-stricken member dairies
Cooperative helps drought-stricken member dairies
The Organic Valley cooperative is giving dairy producers in drought-affected areas up to $2 per hundredweight extra for their milk to help them meet rising feed and other costs.
Oregon to hold first hearing in years for dairy expansion
Officials say farmers fear releasing permits puts them at risk from people who want to videotape, trespass or vandalize property.
Cash dairy prices cool after big advance
Cash dairy prices cool after big advance
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Dairy-quality hay supply remains tight
Dairy-quality hay supply remains tight
Good growing conditions across most of the U.S. has raised alfalfa production over last year, but drought and untimely rains at harvest have tightened the supply of dairy-quality hay.
State: Skim milk with no added vitamins is ‘imitation’
The creamery owners and lawyers for the Florida Department of Agriculture were in federal court Wednesday over the nearly 3-year-old dispute.
Cheese prices drop as butter soars
Cheese prices drop as butter soars
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week's dairy news.
Yakima dairy challenge has broad implications, experts say
Yakima dairy challenge has broad implications, experts say
A U.S. District Court decision against dairies in the Yakima Valley of Washington state earlier this year could be a game-changer for dairy operations elsewhere.