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Inside the January 2017 Issue (Issue No. 450): Happy New Year . . . Stories of the Month: U.S. Positioned as Only Global Source for Residual Butter & Cream (p. 1) . . . DFA/DMS Extending Dirty Tricks in Northeast (p. 1) . . . 2017 Kicks Off New Wrinkles for Dairy (p. 2) . . . Surprise! Buter Boosts December Class III & IV Price (p. 2) . . . Will Wisconsin’s Milk Flow Respond to Plants’ Posilac Ban? (p. 3) . . . Wisconsin Gov’t Agencies Roll Out Methane Digessters Master Plan (p. 3) . . . 2017 Trends and Predictions for Dairy & Food (p. 4) . . . No Plans for DFA’s Ex-Quaker-Muller Plant (Batavia, NY); No Jobs Created, DFA Faces County Tax Levy at 100% (p. 5) . . . Veterinary Feed Directive for Livestock & Poultry is Now in Effect (p. 5) . . . Congressional Letter Asks FDA for Stricter Enforcement of the Term ‘Milk” (p.6) . . . Vilsack to Head USDEC? Dairy Can’t Say “Good Riddance” (p. 6) . . . For the Past 30 Years (1995-2015): U.S. Commercial Disappearance Has Topped Farm Milk Output (p. 7) . . . Major Structural Changes Directly Ahead for U.S. Dairy Cooperatives (p. 8) . . . Farm Credit System: More Worries than Just Dairy Farmers & Co-ops (p. 8) . . . Swiss Valley Farms’ Horrid Finances Plague Prairie Farms Merger (p. 9) . . . Does Increased High Fructose Corn Syrup Consumption Lead to More Diabetes? (p. 10-11) . . . F.A.R.M Program Head Outlines Details to Dairy Audience (p. 12) . . . Butter Prices Strong; NFDM Pushing Over $1/lb.; Cheddar Varies (p. 13) . . . Management Change at Scenic Central Milk Producers (p. 14) . . . Lots of info in this issue (p. 15) . . . Better to boost beverage milk’s quality, taste & image (Rathern than play “name-games” with plant-based “milks”) (p. 15) . . . Storms Bring Massive Moisture, Easing California’s Drought Worries (p. 16) . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Stories of the Month - January 2017 (Issue 450):
U.S. Positioned as Only Global Source for Residual Butter & Cream
Swiss Valley Farms’ Horrid Finances Plague Prairie Farms Merger

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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