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‘Most ancient’ solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar
Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found."

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Dairy industry faces marketing challenges
Dairy industry faces marketing challenges
Dairy leaders urge industry players to get involved in building consumer trust and fighting baseless absence-claims and the use of dairy terminology on non-dairy products.
Dairy farmers seek solution to ‘desperate times’
Dairy farmers seek solution to ‘desperate times’
One proposal, by the California Dairy Campaign, would allow U.S. dairy farmers to profitably grow with the flow of demand and not at a rate that creates oversupply.
USDA to spend $50 million on milk for food aid
USDA to spend $50 million on milk for food aid
The $50 million in USDA milk purchases will help people through food assistance programs and provide support for dairy markets.
Lee Mielke: Dairy markets continue upward
Lee Mielke: Dairy markets continue upward
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Idaho dairy research center gains traction
Idaho dairy research center gains traction
The University of Idaho is in negotiations to purchase property for building a world-class dairy research farm in south-central Idaho.
Committee tables vote on Yakima nitrate plan
Committee tables vote on Yakima nitrate plan
A Yakima County committee that’s been working since 2012 remains shy of a vote to adopt a plan addressing nitrate contamination of water in the Lower Yakima Valley.
Fluid Milk and Cream - Western U.S.
In the mountain states of Idaho, Utah and Colorado, milk production has yet to slow down. Milk intakes are following normal seasonal patterns.
Western hay price report
According to the NASS Crop Production report Aug. 10, California Alfalfa and Alfalfa Mixtures area harvested for 2018 is 730,000 acres with a yield of 3.70 bushels per acre vs. 720,000 acres with a yield of 3.90 bushels per acre for 2017.
Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry
Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding
USDA rolls out new dairy insurance plan
USDA rolls out new dairy insurance plan
Sign-up for the revenue protection plan, which will function similarly to crop insurance policies, opens Oct. 9.

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