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ISDA delivers more flood-related violations
The Idaho State Department of Agriculture is still early in the enforcement process of wastewater issues related to winter weather and flooding.

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Dairy industry wants broken safety net fixed
Dairy industry wants broken safety net fixed
Most dairymen are dissatisfied with the performance of the Margin Protection Program and have lost faith in the program’s ability to provide an effective safety net.
Canada: Trump wrong when he says dairy practices unfair
Canada: Trump wrong when he says dairy practices unfair
Canada has decided to impose import taxes on ultra-filtered milk, a protein liquid concentrate used to make cheese. It had been duty free but Canada changed course after milk producers there complained.
Flooding leads to dairy wastewater violations
Unprecedented snowmelt from neighboring fields flooded the Shoshone dairy, overwhelming its wastewater containment capacity.
Dairy prices await direction
Dairy prices await direction
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Bills imposing new dairy, forestry regulations fail
Bills imposing new dairy, forestry regulations fail
Bills that would impose new regulations on dairy air emissions and notification requirements for forestry pesticide sprays have failed.
Air emissions exemption for farms overturned
An exemption for farms from having to report certain air pollutants has been invalidated.
Dairy farmers worry about trade to Mexico
About $1.2 billion in dairy products go to Mexico in the form of milk powder, cheese and whey protein.
Vermont dairy farmers seek ‘battle plan’ for farm bill
The margin protection program and immigration reform top list of concerns.
Spot butter price hovers near $2
Spot butter price hovers near $2
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
N.Y. governor awash in controversy over 25-cent cups of milk
Only half of the expected subsidy came through, and the nonprofit that’s been operating the Milk Bar on the Syracuse fairgrounds for 64 years announced it’s pulling out.

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