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Processing projects will help lessen milk oversupply
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Processing projects will help lessen milk oversupply
Idaho Dairymen’s Association welcomes two announced expansion that will increase dairy processing capacity in the state but says even more capacity is needed to handle all the milk being produced.

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Fluid milk and cream review — West
Several farms in Idaho are selling off cows. The limited market growth opportunities and financial pressures are pushing a few farms to close.
USDA, dairy industry team up on environmental stewardship
USDA, dairy industry team up on environmental stewardship
A new memorandum of understanding between USDA and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is meant to strengthen collaboration for meeting the dairy industry’s goals for environmental sustainability.
Senate bill would exempt agriculture from Superfund reporting
Senate bill would exempt agriculture from Superfund reporting
The bill would restore a 10-year-old EPA exemption for agriculture on reporting animal waste emissions that was vacated by a federal court last year.
Western Innovator: Veterinarian has dairy roots
Western Innovator: Veterinarian has dairy roots
Washington’s assistant state veterinarian spearheads the state’s animal disease traceability program.
California federal milk marketing order delayed but on track
California federal milk marketing order delayed but on track
Although delayed, a California federal milk marketing order could be implemented by November.
UI ag dean solicits support for dairy research center
UI ag dean solicits support for dairy research center
Idaho farm groups are being encouraged to support University of Idaho’s proposed Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment.
Cheese up, butter down on dairy market
Cheese up, butter down on dairy market
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Federal spending bill strengthens dairy safety net
Federal spending bill strengthens dairy safety net
The bill offers benefits for smaller producers through changes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program and helps larger producers by raising the cap on livestock insurance products.
Fluid milk and cream review — West
Milk supplies remain plentiful in California although they are lower than last year.
Major Oregon dairy slapped with $10,000 penalty
Major Oregon dairy slapped with $10,000 penalty
Lost Valley Farm, a major new dairy in Boardman, Ore., was recently fined $10,000 for unauthorized wastewater discharges and faces two pending lawsuits over unpaid debts.

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