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The University of Idaho announced long-awaited news to the state’s dairy industry Thursday afternoon that it will purchase land for a world-class research dairy near Rupert in south-central Idaho.

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An upcoming proposed rule change would allow employers of H-2A-visa foreign guestworkers to recruit domestic workers for the first 30 days instead of the first half of their use of H-2A workers.

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ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — The country's dairy farmers are in for another challenging year with milk farm prices only expected to improve slightly, following four straight years of low prices, experts …

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Without a strong trade agreement with Japan, U.S. dairy exports will lose out to competitors who have moved forward with trade pacts with the country.

Cash dairy prices were mixed in the shortened Martin Luther King Day holiday week with the Cheddar blocks losing a penny, closing Friday at $1.39 per pound, 8 1/4-cents below a year ago when t…

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A federal judge heard arguments regarding returning the minimum wage for H-2A-visa foreign guestworkers to 2018 levels but it may be days or weeks before he rules.

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UNION, Ore. — Stephanie Rovey traces her goat dairy business back 28 years to her first 4-H project at age 12. She can also trace her current stock back to her base breeding herd — 12 white Nubians.

SALEM, Ore. — Emily Henry was chosen the 2019 Oregon dairy princess ambassador at the program’s 60th annual coronation and banquet Saturday night at the Salem Convention Center.

A majority of respondents in a consumer survey think the Food and Drug Administration should enforce its regulation that would restrict use of the term “milk” to animal products.

BOARDMAN, Ore. — A federal bankruptcy judge in California will allow the proposed sale of Lost Valley Farm to proceed as scheduled, despite objections from Oregon state agencies over who will …

Consumers’ desire to know where their food comes from and how it is produced offers both challenges and opportunities for producers, cooperatives and processors.

The second Global Dairy Trade auction of 2019 got another boost in its weighted average of products offered, jumping 4.2 percent Tuesday, following the Jan. 2 gain of 2.8 percent.

The block Cheddar cheese price closed the first Friday of 2019 at $1.4175 per pound, down 1 1/4-cents on the New Year’s holiday-shortened week and 7 3/4-cents below that week a year ago.

CME Cheddar block cheese closed the last Friday of 2018 at $1.43 per pound, up 4 cents on the Christmas holiday shortened week but 11 cents below a year ago,

SALEM — Seven finalists from across the state are seeking to become the 2019 Oregon Dairy Princess Ambassador, a program started 60 years ago by the Oregon Dairy Women to promote the dairy ind…

Despite slowing milk production, 2018 will end up having the lowest average Class III milk price in the past four years.

If milk production continues to slow, domestic demand holds and trade wars are resolved, dairy farmers could see another $1 per hundredweight for their milk.

Cash block cheese closed the Friday before Christmas at $1.39 per pound, down 1 3/4-cents on the week and 10 1/4-cents below a year ago. The barrels finished at $1.2950, down 1 1/2-cents, 11 1…

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BOARDMAN, Ore. — What once aspired to be Oregon’s second-largest dairy with up to 30,000 cows, the failed Lost Valley Farm will soon be up for auction.

Dairy prices strengthened the second week of December as traders awaited the last Global Dairy Trade auction of 2018 on Tuesday, plus Wednesday afternoon’s November Milk Production report.

A coalition of environmental groups is asking Oregon lawmakers for a moratorium on industrial-size dairies, after the state recently approved the ill-fated Lost Valley Farm near Boardman, Ore.

Cash dairy prices headed lower the first week of December. The Cheddar blocks closed at $1.35 per pound, down a penny and 12 1/2-cents below a year ago. The barrels finished at $1.2225, down 9…

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TILLAMOOK, Ore. — An Oregon judge has refused to reconsider throwing out a “public nuisance” claim in a lawsuit filed by a Tillamook oysterman over alleged dairy pollution.

CME cash cheese prices ended November strengthened but still in the cellar. Block Cheddar, after dropping 10 3/4-cents Thanksgiving week, finished last week and the month at $1.36 per pound, u…

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OLYMPIA — Eastern Washington dairies will be needlessly delayed as they fertilize spring crops with manure under a Department of Ecology rule meant to protect groundwater, the Washington State…

The agreement to modernize NAFTA maintains the beneficial U.S.-Mexico trading structure and contains some hard-won victories in trade with Canada, but tariffs remain a sticking point for U.S. dairy.

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Robotic milkers in the U.S. have mostly been on small to medium-size dairies in the upper Midwest and the Northeast. But in the last couple of years, experimentation with robotics has become m…

Twelve of the 23 reporting states — including Wisconsin, the second largest milk-producing state — saw declines in milk production year over year.

Dismal dairy markets have been see-sawing, with prices up a little one month and down a little the next, and two university economists see nothing in the near future that will break that pattern.

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Cash cheese prices plunged in the shortened Thanksgiving Week. The Cheddar blocks fell to $1.34 per pound last Tuesday, the lowest CME price since May 2016, then closed Wednesday at $1.3450, d…