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Global dairy traders triggered some shock waves Tuesday as the morning’s Global Dairy Trade auction skyrocketed 15.0%, the biggest increase since Nov. 1, 2016, when it jumped 11.4%, and is the…

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MOSCOW, Idaho — The increase in frequency and intensity of wildfires the past 20 years has prompted studies on the impact of wildfire smoke exposure to human health. But little research has be…

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She takes over the reins from Tom Vilsack, who has just been appointed secretary of agriculture in the Biden administration.

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Milk is flowing in the U.S. but perhaps not as much as might have been thought. The Agriculture Department’s preliminary data reports U.S. output in the first month of 2021 totaled 19.2 billio…

While alfalfa acres were down 3% in the U.S. in 2020 compared with the 10-year average, there have been some big declines in western states over time.

On top of labor availability, dairy farmers are facing changing overtime and minimum-wage regulations.

Greek yogurt maker Chobani is bringing social issues to the forefront through a virtual Child Hunger Summit and the “Moving Humanity Forward” documentary on refugees.

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Plans to reopen Oregon's second-largest dairy remain unchanged, despite the new owners — a prominent farm family based in southeast Washington — facing allegations of fraud by Tyson Foods.

Cash dairy prices at the CME were mostly lower the second week of February. The Cheddar blocks jockeyed a bit but closed Friday at $1.5575 per pound, down 8.25 cents on the week and 26.25 cent…

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Legislation to give all Washington farmworkers overtime pay and compensate them for back wages, while giving producers a defense from multi-million-dollar lawsuits emerged Friday afternoon.

Farmers, processors and grocers are encouraging Oregon lawmakers to restore food safety funding with general tax revenues rather than sharply increase maximum fees on their industries.

The Agriculture Department announced the January Federal order Class III benchmark milk price at $16.04 per hundredweight, up 32 cents from December but $1.01 below January 2020.

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Under House Bill 1076, private parties could pursue in court allegations that the Washington Department of Labor and Industries declined to investigate.

Cash dairy prices came under pressure the last week of January as traders weighed the week’s Milk Production and Cold Storage data.

The government is injecting a lot of uncertainty into dairy markets with its unclear intentions on intervention.

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Tyson Foods is suing an Eastern Washington beef supplier for allegedly defrauding the company out of more than $225 million by falsifying records and submitting fake invoices for more than 200…

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OLYMPIA — Several Washington farmers testified on Jan. 28 they could be bankrupted by lawsuits seeking back wages for workers after the state Supreme Court granted farmworkers overtime pay.

While the COVID-19 pandemic captured the dairy industry’s focus as it pivoted to manage extreme market disruptions, there are changes ahead to keep an eye on, an industry leader says.

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Increased cow numbers and increased output per cow drove December milk production well above December 2019.

The industry developed a plan early on to address worker safety, keeping the supply chain intact, help producers and processors and keep people fed.

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Cash cheese prices started the first week of 2021 with the blocks losing 3.25 cents last Monday and the barrels were down 6 cents. Then came Tuesday’s GDT and the USDA food box program announc…

McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Organic Valley, a farmer-owned dairy cooperative and organic food brand, has added a fat-free variety of milk to its grass-fed product line.

With only moderate growth in the global milk supply expected, the question is whether demand will return to normal.

For the past 20 years, Deanne Meyer has led workshops helping farmers determine the optimal herd size for manure and nitrogen management on California’s 1,300 dairy farms.

High milk prices produce high milk production, and preliminary data in the USDA’s November Milk Production report proves that.