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Inside the September 2017 Issue (Issue No. 458): Butter: Demand Strong, But CME Prices Tumble Sharply (p. 1) . . . Early 2018: Likely Start for Walmart Fluid Plant in Fort Wayne (p. 1) . . . NMPF & USDEC Want “Free Flow” of Dairy Products from Mexico!!! (p. 2) . . . August 2017 Class III Price is $16.57 (+$1.12) (p. 2) . . . “Something Big” Brewing in the Northeast 2017 Forage/Corn Crops Are Problematic in NY, New England (p. 3) . . . DFA Knocking Off Small Co-ops in Northeast (p. 4) . . . July Milk Dumpage in FMMOs 1 &33 Down Dramatically (p. 4) . . . DFA’s Garden City, Kansas Milk Powder Plant to Open (p. 4) . . . FDA: “Enforcement Discretion’ for U-F Milk in Cheese Vats (p. 4) . . . CME vs. AMS: Contrasting Weekly Cheddar & Butter Averages (p. 5) . . . Big Decisions in Long-Running Milk Powder Price Mis-Reporting Case (p. 5) . . . “… we thought organic milk pricing would be different.” (p. 6) . . . Organic Producers Taking a Whipping on Price, Markets (p. 7) . . . Finally: USDA “Discovers” Fraudulent Organic Grain Imports from Turkey (p. 7) . . . Clover Sonoma: San Francisco Bay Area Processor Changing with the Times (p. 8-9) . . . New York Organic Grain Dealer Uses QuickScan® to Insure Organic Grin Integrity (p. 10) . . . Human “Help” Intensified Hurricane Harvey’s Clout (p. 10) . . . Dairy Farmers Can Now Opt Out of MPP (p. 11) . . . 2016: U.S. Fluid Milk Sales Tumbled Below 50 Billion lbs. (p. 11) . . . Farmer Optimism Continues to Fade in Latest Ag Confidence Survey (p. 12) . . . Comment Period Open on WI DNR Manure Spreading Rules (p. 12) . . . Dairy Commodity Price Gyrations Cause Confusion (p. 13) . . . Barron’s Columnist Doesn’t Get Dairy (p. 14) . . . Letter writer is barking up the right tree … (p. 15) . . . Dairy exporters must cope with Trump’s bluster against buyers (p. 15) . . . The Tale of Two Milk Companies: a1 Milk Company and Dean Foods (p. 16) . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Stories of the Month - September 2017 (Issue 458):
Butter: Demand Strong, But CME Prices Tumble Sharply
CME vs. AMS: Contrasting Weekly Cheddar & Butter Averages



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