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Dancin’ dairy style (makes me smile)

It is no secret that dairy prices are in the dumps, and have been for a while. It can seem sad/frustrating/stressful/scary/challenging/daunting/hopeless, among other things. Nope, there’s not much to smile about there. But, like all challenges in life, it is how each dairy farmer or farm employee responds to the …

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Small dairy farm concerns growing by the tank load

As Ohio’s small dairies continue to battle slim to negative margins, mounting regulations and rising input costs, there is growing concern about increasingly limited markets because of a growing trend from milk processors. The typical milk transport trailer carries 7,000 to 8,000 gallons of milk per load. Small dairies are …

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The intrigue of a2 milk

Ray Jackson and his family are dairy farmers in western Logan County looking to diversify their product with what may be a trend on the horizon for the industry — something called a2 milk. “It’s daunting right now, but we’re excited for the possibilities down the road,” said Jackson, who …

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Good news and bad news for dairy prices

Has the nation’s dairy industry seen the bottom when it comes to milk prices? Chris Galen, the Senior Vice President of Communications with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), said that may be the case. That is, of course, good news for dairy farmers, but Galen said there are some negatives …

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FSMA should not include milk

The National Milk Producers Federation has expressed concern with efforts to impose added regulations on dairy farms under the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The measures are not warranted because milk leaving farms for further processing is not a significant public health risk from intentional adulteration, the organization wrote …

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Should only white milk be allowed in schools?

A few years ago, many school districts contemplated, and in some instances banned, offering flavored milk in their school lunch programs. Perhaps the school district that garnered the most attention about making such a decision was the United School District of Los Angeles. Flavored milk provides the same nine essential …

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