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Inside the May 2017 Issue (Issue No. 454): The “Story of the Month” is PDF of Page 3: “Secret” Canadian Class 7 Milk Price Formula Revealed!!! . . . Adverse Weather Events Pounding Grain & Beef Producers (p. 1) . . . Several Signals Indicate Stronger Butter Prices Ahead (p. 2) . . . Focus on Kraft-Heinz Milk Supply Contract at Lowville, NY (p. 2) . . . April Class III Price Drops to $15.22/cwt. – Down $.59 (p. 2) . . . “Secret” Canadian Class 7 Milk Price Formula Revealed!!! (p. 3) . . . Geonomics: Tool for Improving Herds Improvement Requires a Plan (p. 4) . . . MMPA Claims “Net Savings” Despite HUGE Deducts from Members’ Milk Checks (p. 5) . . . Dairy Leaders Preparing Pro-GMO, Anti-Activist Onslaught (p. 5) . . . Food Safety Starts with an Ethic, But Requires Tools (p. 6) . . . Waunakee, WI Dairy Farm Invests in Manure Composting (p. 7) . . . PowerPoint Panels from the ADPI/ABI Meeting (p. 8-9) . . . DFA’s 2016 Financial Report: More & More Questions (p. 10) . . . Bitter Butter Battles Buffeting Badgerland Barristers (p. 10) . . . Organic Milk: Playground Bullies Still stealing Milk Money (p. 11) . . . How Much Butter Does Wisconsin Make??? (p. 11) . . . Meaningful Reform for Checkoff Programs Pushed (p. 12) . . . Butter has Best Potential Upside in Unsettled Dairy Commodity Scene (p. 13) . . . Dairy Livestock Prices Flat at Best, But Beef Buyers May Help (p. 14) . . . European Chemical Agency Decides Glyphosate is Not a Carcinogen (p. 14) . . . Wisconsin should focus on marketing, sales (p. 15) . . . June 10: Ameri-Milk Jerseys to Find New Homes (p. 16) . . . Wave of “NO Posilac” Edicts Sweeps Across Cheese Industry (p. 16) . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Story of the Month - May 2017 (Issue 454):
“Secret” Canadian Class 7 Milk Price Formula Revealed!!!

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