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Inside the October 2016 Issue: Grain Harvest Unsettled in Upper Midwest (p. 1) . . . U.S. Milk Flow Trailed Demand for Last 18 Months (p. 1) . . . USDA Economist: Future U.S. Per Capita Dairy Consumption “Flat” (p. 1) . . . European Union Dairy Producers Fully Contract Q4 Milk Production (p. 2) . . . Sept. ’16 Manufacturing Class Milk Prices All Decline (p. 2) . . . 10/1/16: Dean Foods Boosts Consumers’ Fluid Milk Prices (p. 3) . . . Walmart Plant Site at Fort Wayne, IN Way Behind Schedule (p. 3) . . . Monsanto + Bayer: Latest Mega-Merger to Hit Ag Sector (p. 4) . . . Honest Mistake??? — DFA Short-Weights Some August Milk Checks in NY (p. 4) . . . Huge, Negative PPDs Anger Michigan Milk Co-op Members (p. 5) . . . WI Gov’t Bankrolling Water Polluters’ Public Relations Efforts (p. 6-7) . . . How to Fix the Dairy Margin Protection Program (p. 7) . . . Search for Perfect Crossbred Dairy Cattle Led Vosbergs to Normandes (p. 8-9) . . . Roelli Cheese Earns Top American Cheese Society Award (p. 9) . . . “Big $ugar” Shamelessly Shifted Chronic Heart Diseae Blame to Animal Fats (p. 10-11) . . . Interview with Leonard Vandenburg (Pacific Gold Milk Producers) . . . Agri-Mark’s Dilemma: Paying Costs of Animal Welfare Lawsuit Settlement (p. 12) . . . U.S. Cheddar and Buter Prices Decline as World Markets Soar (p. 13) . . . Dairy Livestock: Milk & Cull Cows Take a Beating (p. 14) . . . Castelli America Ushsers Out Empire Specialty Cheese (p. 14) . . . Kraft’s Lowvile, NY Expansion Behind Schedule (p. 14) . . . No way to sustain this vital industry … (p. 15) . . . Farmers Spanked for Posilac Use After Signing Affidavits with Cheese Plant (p. 16) . . . And Much, Much More! . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Story of the Month - October 2016 (Issue 447):

U.S. Milk Flow Trailed Demand for Last 18 Months    (and)          WI Gov’t Bankrolling Water Polluters’ Public Relations Efforts:



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