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Dairy prices see ups and downs
Dairy prices see ups and downs
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.

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Mexican veterinarians sue Idaho dairy
Mexican veterinarians sue Idaho dairy
They claim in a lawsuit that the dairy fraudulently recruited them, promising professional-level employment but forcing them to work as general laborers.
Gov. Otter recommends $10 million for major ag research center
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed fiscal 2017 budget recommends $10 million for ag research center, $400,000 for wolf control efforts and $500,000 in ongoing funding for graduate student housing at University of Idaho agricultural research...
Washington dairies and Lummi tribe sign accord
Washington dairies and Lummi tribe sign accord
Seven Washington state dairies sign agreement with Lummi Nation to collaborate on managing manure and staying out of court
Idaho livestock research facility back in spotlight
Idaho livestock research facility back in spotlight
Significantly renewed efforts to establish a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility focused on sustainability in dairy production are expected to gain ground in this legislative session.
Former workers sue Idaho dairy, claiming human trafficking
In the lawsuit, the veterinarians contend they were recruited to work as animal scientists at the dairy, using visas for professional workers, but then were illegally forced to work general laborer jobs.
2016 ends mixed; 2017 starts slipping
2016 ends mixed; 2017 starts slipping
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Texas ice cream maker Blue Bell wants precautions eased
Blue Bell had to shut its flagship Brenham creamery for several months after last year’s recall was linked to 10 listeria cases

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