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Fluid milk and cream review — West
Current higher hay prices coupled with lower milk sale prices are putting more pressure on some dairies as they battle to make a profit.

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CannonBelles becomes a premier cheesemaker in Minnesota
CannonBelles is a cheese-making business that converted from a hobby to what is now a premier cheese-making facility in southern Minnesota
Fluid milk and cream review — West
The continued strong milk supply in the mountain states only heightens concerns that some farmers may lose access to markets for their milk in the months to come.
IDA lays out its legislative agenda
IDA lays out its legislative agenda
A new phosphorous standard for nutrient management plans tops the list of Idaho dairymen’s legislative agenda at the state level. Immigration, trade and insurance are the focus at the national level.
Phosphorus indexing offers dairies flexibility, precision
Phosphorus indexing offers dairies flexibility, precision
The new standard will better address the risk of phosphorus loss to the environment and allow dairymen to focus management on high-risk sites.
New Year unkind to cash dairy prices
New Year unkind to cash dairy prices
Columnist Lee Mielke wraps up the week’s dairy industry news.
Quota passage clears path for Calif. FMMO
Quota passage clears path for Calif. FMMO
California dairy producers are celebrating the outcome of the referendum and getting one huge step closer to abandoning the state milk marketing order for inclusion in the federal system.
College student’s heart remains on the farm
College student’s heart remains on the farm
A junior at Oklahoma State University, Ashley Hanson spends most of her days in the classroom, but her heart is still on her family’s dairy farm.
California producers approve dairy quota
California producers approve dairy quota
Farmers have maintained that retention of a quota program was a critical component in adopting the federal milk marketing order system.
9th Circuit strikes down most of Idaho’s ‘ag gag’ law
9th Circuit strikes down most of Idaho’s ‘ag gag’ law
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has mostly struck down Idaho’s “ag gag” law criminalizing secret records of farm activities.
US appeals court: Idaho spying ban at farms unconstitutional
A federal appeals court panel says Idaho's ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violates free speech rights

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