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Inside the July 2017 Issue (Issue No. 456): Dairy Farmers’ Fortunes Improving for Rest of 2017 & Beyond . . . Cheese Plants Squeezed by Butter Prices & Block/Barrel “Split” . . . USDA Bans Brazilian Beef Imports – High Percent of Rejections . . . Elanco Wins Preliminary Injunction vs. Arla . . . June ’17 FMMO Manufacturing Milk Class Prices Jump . . . Posilac Ban Pulling Down WI’s Milk Output . . . Head Scratcher: Where’s All that Northeast Surplus Milk? . . . Foreign Interests Pursing U.S. Dairy Processing Firms . . . Cream “Multiples” Rise Nationally During June & Early July . . . Troubling Q1 2017 Retail Dairy Sales: Fluid, Cheese & Yogurt All Down . . . WI Summit Includes Ideas to Improve the Dairy Industry . . . Corn Silage has Two Energy Peaks: At Tasssel and Maturity . . . NAFTA Update Hearing Features Beef Interests’ Conflicting Testimony . . . America’s Dairyland and Trump in the Rearview Mirror as Workers Return to Mexico . . . Glanbia Wants Guaranteed Margin from Michigan Cheese Plant Project ( . . . Out of Control: Latest DMI Executives Salary Data! . . . Out-of-Court Settlement for ABC News/BFK “Pink Slime” Libel Case . . . The TRUTH” about LFBT (aka “Pink Slime”) . . . Iowa State Study: LFBT (“Pink Slime”) = Low Quality Protein . . . Q&A: R-CALF USA’s Bill Bullard on USDA’s Brazilian Beef Ban . . . Dairy Commodity Scene: Butter Strong, Cheddar & NFDM Weaker . . . OFARM Executive’s Perspective on Recent Washington, D.C. Visit . . . Northeast Market Administrator: Improper Class I Underpayments . . . “Food Safety Charade” – Separate rules for domestic & foreign processors . . . Dairy’s sobering role in the nation’s opioid drug crisis . . . Deep-Pedigreed Ameri-Milk Jeseys Dispersed across the Midwest . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Stories of the Month - July 2017 (Issue 456):
USDA Bans Brazilian Beef Import Ban, and
Q&A: R-CALF USA's Bill Bullard on USDA's Brazilian Beef Ban Interview

Pete Hardin's March 30, 2017
Dairy Town Meetings Stream Live or Downloadable:
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Amended Milk Powder Lawsuit Alleges Fraudulent Criminal Activities by DairyAmerica
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Amended Milk Powder Complaint - 02/10/2017

Help Stop Beef Imports from Foot-And-Mouth Infected Countries

Latest Northeast Anti-Trust Lawsuit



HOT ISSUES ON THE FRONT BURNER  (click on headlines below):

Recent Dairy Trade Mission to Cuba: Q & A with Bob Wolter
What You Need to Know about Foot-and-Mouth Disease

NZ’s Failed History of Dairy Product Quality

Firm Tried to Sell NZ Glue as MPC in Wisconsin


NZ Dairy Menace Extends Far Beyond Recent Botulism Scandal


NPR: Independent Farmers Feel Squeezed By Milk Cartel

USDA Milk Powder Pricing Fiasco & OIG Report

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