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Inside the August 2017 Issue (Issue No. 457): Butter Leading Tighter Dairy Marketing Picture (p. 1) . . . Kraft-Heinz: 90-Day Payment Terms for Milk at Lowville, NY (p. 1) . . . Senate Appropriations Committee Passes Dairy MPP “Improvements” (p. 2) . . . UST Releases NAFTA Re-Negotiating Goals (p. 2) . . . In Mid-July, 2017 Dairy Culls Nose Past 2016’s Total (p. 2) . . . Butter Drives July Class IV Price ($16.60) Above Class III ($15.45) (p. 2) . . . New York State Funding Incentives for Dairy Farmers and Processors (p. 3) . . . Northeast Milk Flow Rapidly Losing Steam (p. 3) . . . Big Cheese Plant Deal in Michigan May Be Wobbly (p. 4) . . . June 2017 Milk Dumpage Totals for FMMOs #1 & #33 (p. 4) . . . DFA Squeezing Northeast Tighter and Tighter (p. 4) . . . UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research Project Two-Plus Years Behind Schedule (p. 5) . . . DBA Lawsuit Alleges WI DNR Overreaching its Autghority (p. 5) . . . Unique Pacific Coast Ecology: Basis for Alexandre Family’s Grass-Based, Organic Milk and Egg Farms (pages 6-7) . . . Weed from H--- (Palmer Amaranth) Mets Herbicide from Same Place (p. 8) . . . Dairy Commodity Prices: Butter & Cheddar Strengthen (p. 9) . . . Wrong Time to Be Selling Dairy Livestock (p. 10) . . . USDA Rejects Banning Conventional Whey from Organics (p. 10) . . . 90-day milk payments =naked greed. There ought to be a law! (p. 11) . . . MPP-Dairy “improvements” are a farce (p. 11) . . . Managing the rest of the corn-growing season (p. 11) . . . “Traffic-Light System” for Buyers to Signal Farm Milk Needs to Producers (p. 12) . . . Drought Map Reflects Very Dry Conditions Over Much of Prairie States (p. 12) . . . PA Family Can’t Find Milk Market in SW Wisconsin (p. 12) . . . . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Stories of the Month - August 2017 (Issue 457):
Kraft-Heinz:  90-Day Payment terms for Milk at Lowville, and
90-Day Milk Payments = Naked Greed, There Ought Be A Law!



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