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Factors behind Increased U.S. Milk Production

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The trend of more milk production in 2016 is expected to continue this year. And Rod Bain has a story looking at what’s actually driving this increase. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Milk Production Totals Continue To Climb Upward

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The latest Agriculture Department milk production report reflects the number and production of milk cows increasing yet again in December. Rod Bain has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Better Returns Bringing More Milk Production

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Prospects for dairy operators look a little better this year. Gary Crawford has the milk on the story. Read the rest of this entry »

EU Dairy Farmers Spray Milk Powder in Price Protest

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Dairy farmers from the European Union sprayed milk powder onto a European Council building in Brussels during a protest over dairy prices. Read the rest of this entry »

NMPF, USDEC Urge Trump Administration Not to Cede Export Opportunities

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) urged the Trump Administration not to retreat from pursuing new trade opportunities in the Pacific Rim, and to protect the agricultural trade relationship between the United States and Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Trump Reportedly Taps Perdue as Ag Secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly picked former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary under the incoming administration. While the USDA landing team has yet to confirm the nominee, multiple media outlets attributed a senior transition official as saying Trump will nominate Perdue to the post.

The American Farm Bureau strongly endorsed the nomination of Perdue following the news. Read the rest of this entry »

Vilsack Excited about Opportunity to Work for USDEC

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The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) officially announced this week that former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join their organization as president and CEO. Vilsack, who starts his new role on February 1, explains why he’s excited to make this transition. Read the rest of this entry »

Tom Vilsack to Take Helm of U.S. Dairy Export Council

Former USDA Secretary to Serve as President and CEO

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Vilsack

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) announced that former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join the organization as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2017. USDEC is a non-profit, independent organization that seeks to enhance the global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients. Read the rest of this entry »

Ag in Review for the Week Ending January 13, 2017

Agnet_logo_at_150_dpiIn our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending January 13, USDA’s National Agriculture Statistics Service released their January crop reports Thursday, dairy operators are going to be surveyed over the next few months, U.S. farmers bought more tractors in 2016, Read the rest of this entry »

Big National Dairy Survey Underway

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In the next few months USDA will be interviewing thousands of dairy operators to learn more about the state of the industry. Gary Crawford has more. Read the rest of this entry »

Dairy Groups Support Senate Bill

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New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement today from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed that steps need to be taken to defend the integrity of federal food labeling standards and prevent the misbranding of dairy imitators. Read the rest of this entry »

Canada’s Protectionist Policies Will Harm U.S. Economy

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U.S. dairy organizations and the state departments of agriculture across the country told President-elect Donald Trump that Canada’s existing and soon-to-be-expanded protectionist policies are intentionally designed to block imports from the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

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