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Dairy Producers Across U.S. Unite to Criticize ‘Flawed’ EPA Study, Call for Full Review

The group representing producers of most of the U.S. milk supply is joining the growing calls for EPA to finally finish the required scientific review of an influential groundwater study in Washington state.The National Milk Producers Federation is calling on U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to intervene and have the EPA conduct a full review of what they’re calling a …

Rise in Bakery Product Consumption Expected to Contribute to Growth of Textured Butter Market

Revenue generated from the global textured butter market is estimated to reach ~ US$ 1 Bn in 2019, and is projected to increase at a CAGR of ~ 4%, to reach US$ 1.5 Bn in 2029. Textured Butter Widely Used as a Shortening in Baking Textured butter is used as a raw material for the production of margarine, and as a shortening for the manufacturing of bakery …

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities. “We know it’s tough out there for American farmers, including our dairy producers,” said Bill Northey, Under Secretary for …

DeLaval donates $8,500 to National 4-H Dairy Conference

For 36 years and counting, DeLaval has been supporting the next generation of dairy producers through a donation to the National 4-H Dairy Conference. This year’s donation of $8,500 was made possible through sales of select DeLaval milk quality solutions. The contribution from DeLaval enhances opportunities for dairy youth both at the conference and throughout the year. “At DeLaval, we …

Often Overlooked Legal Employee Reimbursement Requirements (Farm Liability Series Part 3 of 3)

  Farmers are some of the best people on the planet.  They work hard and do their very best to keep food on the table in homes all over the world.  Like anyone though, sometimes they make mistakes too and can overlook some of the ever-changing laws and requirements for their farm employees, and end up in court over violations …

CWT-Assisted Sales Contracts Top 94 Million Pounds of Dairy Product Exports

National Milk Producers Federation — Cooperatives Working Together in September assisted member cooperatives in capturing 39 contracts to sell 2.4 million pounds of American-type cheeses, 299,829 pounds of butter, 7.8 million pounds of whole milk powder, and 668,001 pounds of cream cheese. The products will be going to customers in 12 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Central and South …

EU-Indonesia Trade Dispute Should Benefit US Dairy, Says IDFA

WASHINGTON—The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) issued the following statement today from Beth Hughes, senior director for international affairs, on Indonesia: “On behalf of our nation’s dairy processors, the International Dairy Foods Association expresses its gratitude to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney for leading a U.S. dairy industry delegation …

Employee Meal & Rest Period Violation Prevention (Farm Liability Series Part 1 of 3)

Farmers are some of the best people on the planet.  They work hard and do their very best to keep food on the table in homes all over the world.  Like anyone though, sometimes they make mistakes too and can overlook some of the ever-changing laws and requirements for their farm employees, and end up in court over violations that …

California Milk Advisory Board Announces 2019 Annual Meetings

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and CMAB CEO, John Talbot, invite all California dairy families to attend annual meetings this fall, held in each district throughout the state of California. At the meeting, attendees will learn about ongoing activities to promote California dairy. The meeting will highlight the 2020 plan, the new Enter the Golden State consumer campaign and …

New Signup Deadline for Dairy Margin Coverage is September 27

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended the deadline to September 27 for dairy producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program for 2019. The deadline had been September 20. Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and available through USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), the program offers reasonably priced protection to dairy producers when the difference between …

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