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Inside the November 2016 Issue (Issue No. 448): Trump Election Kills Odds fo TPP “Lame Duck” Passage (p. 2) . . . Oct. ’16: FMMO Class II and Class IV Prices Decline (p. 2) . . . Questions About the Dannon/White Wave “Marriage” (p. 3) . . . CDI Earns $137,849 Penalty: Ignored Order to Be Prepared for Settlement (p. 3) . . . USDA: Budget Cuts Eliminate Recent Beef Slaughter Data (p. 3) . . . DFA Focusing on Projects in Western New York and Southwest Kansas (p. 4) . . . No Improvement for (GMO) Yields, Growing Pesticides Use (p. 4) . . . F.A.R.M. Program Adds Insult to Injury for Dairy Producers (p. 5) . . . F.A.R.M. “Animal Welfare” Dictates Ignore Synthetic Hormones (p. 5) . . . Tough Move: Grassland’s rbST/rbGH-free Decision (p. 5) . . . Failed U.S. Farm Milk-Pricing System Benefits Foreign Firms that Control Many U.S. Dairy Processing Sectors (p. 6) . . . Q&A: R-CALF USA CEO on Brazilian Beef Imports & Impact on U.S. Cattle Prices (p. 7) . . . Why is Organic Valley Selling Imported Cheese??? (p. 8) . . . Spikikng Cheese Prices: Big News on Diary Commodity Scene (p. 9) . . . Choose Cheese Based on Taste … Not Absence of Milk Fat (p. 10) . . . Dairy Price Recovery, if U.S. economy holds … (p. 11) . . . Where’s our beef? Butter from where? … (p. 11) . . . MMPA Swipes Extra $1.90/cwt. from Sept. milk checks’ PPDs (p. 11)… (p. 11) . . . Explaining Last Month’s P. 1 Article about U.S. Milk Short of Demand (p. 12)… (p. 11) . . . Earth Starts Moving at Walmart’s Fort Wayne Site (p. 12)… (p. 11) . . . And Much, Much More! . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Story of the Month - November 2016 (Issue 448):

Late October/Early November: CME Cheddar Cheeses Price Spike



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