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Group levels abuse allegations against New Mexico dairy
The dairy said in a statement to The Associated Press that animal care and well-being are central to its operation. As a result, the dairy fired all employees and referred the abusive workers to law enforcement for further review following its own...

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High prices slow U.S. dairy exports
U.S. dairy exports are slowing due to high U.S. prices that are discouraging buyers on the open market. Exports in July were down 9 percent from June on a volume basis and down 10 percent on a value basis.
Biogas initiative recognizes dairy potential
The White House sponsored Biogas Roadmap is an initiative of voluntary strategies the U.S. dairy industry can use to reduce methane emissions, produce biogas and recover nutrients with the anaerobic digestion of manure and food waste.
Cheese in the clouds; butter on another planet
Cheese in the clouds; butter on another planet
Columnist Lee Mielke rounds up the week's dairy news.
New dairy program offers choices
National Milk Producers Foundation is encouraging dairymen to evaluate the new voluntary margin protection program and at least sign up for the no-premium basic coverage.
NMPF: Margin protection ‘excellent program’
USDA launched sign up for the new dairy margin protection program that protects margins between a national milk price and a national feed cost calculation. Producers have until Nov. 28 to sign up for coverage of four months in 2014 and all of 2015.
Sides disagree on meaning of ‘ag gag’ lawsuit ruling
Supporters of Idaho's Agricultural Security Act say a judge's ruling not to dismiss a federal lawsuit against the law wasn't a decision on the merits of the case, while opponents hailed it as a win for the plaintiffs.
Judge refuses to dismiss Idaho ‘ag gag’ challenge
A federal judge has refused to throw out a challenge to Idaho's so-called "ag gag" law.
Hoof-health company expands to Jerome, Idaho
A California company that develops hoof-health products and automated hoof-bath systems for dairies is expanding its operation to Jerome, Idaho, with a $2 million investment.
Idaho dairy ranks favorably with consumers
Independent market research found that Idaho's dairy industry has a leg up on consumer perception, with high ratings from Idaho and non-Idaho consumers.
Idaho dairy weighs identity issue
Idaho dairy weighs identity issue
Idaho's dairy industry has questioned whether it needs a national marketing campaign to brand Idaho products. A marketing research team has found the industry's diversity of products would better benefit from an awareness campaign highlighting the...