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Inside the August 2014 issue: Top Springers’ Prices Climb to $3,600 at CA, MN Auctions in Late July … “Milk Prices Might Crash, Lock in Your Margins” … and Other Baloney … Butter Output & Inventories Down: Recent Prices Peak & Fall Off Peak … July ’14 Class III Price Announced at $21.60 – Class IV at $23.78 … B-I-G Deal: Agropur (Biggest Canadian Dairy Co-op) Buys Davisco … Watch Build-Up of U.S. Whole Milk Powder Supplies … NY Dairy Farmer “Got the Shaft” from Dairylea on PI Count … Northeast Dairy Antitrust Case: Lead Plaintiffs Opposed, So Judge Denies Proposed Preliminary Settlement … Five Pieces of the Weather/Crop Puzzle … Russia: Biggest Supplier of Potash (Critical Fertilizer) to U.S. … 2014 Corn Outlook Cloudy After Roaring Start … Grain Producers Face Much 2014 Farm Program Uncertainty … Organic Dairy Production with the End in Mind … Corporate Influence Eroding USDA’s Organic Standards … Empire Specialty Cheese Late Milk Payments … Sept. Start for New NY Cheese Plant?  No Construction Permits Issued Yet … Proposed Northeast antitrust settlement: a crock … Methane Digester “Blows Its Top” in Dane County, Wisconsin … and much more!


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