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Canada Plans to Protect its Dairy System in New NAFTA

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

Canada plans to protect its dairy system under a new North American Free Trade Agreement. As the first round of talks gets underway Wednesday, Canada officials say they will protect the nation’s system of tariffs and quotas that keep domestic dairy prices high and imports low. U.S. dairy farmers strongly dislike the system and want it dismantled. Canada’s Foreign Minister …


NMPF Statement on Comments from Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

“In her speech to Parliament, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland seems to want it both ways – free trade with the United States in areas where Canada is competitive, but high protectionist walls when it comes to keeping out U.S. dairy imports. Moreover, Minister Freeland’s comments Monday about the dairy trade elements of the upcoming NAFTA talks are completely …

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Weekly Livestock Market Report

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Georgia

Here are the Alabama and Georgia livestock market reports for the week ending August 11th, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for both states.   AL Livestock Market Report: At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the week ended August 11, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled an estimated 14,400 head compared to 17,721 last week and 12,451 a year ago. …

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Georgia Ag Issues Summit is August 23

Dan Cattle, Georgia

The 2017 Georgia Ag Issues Summit will be held August 23rd at ABAC’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton. Executive Vice President of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Will Bentley, says it will be a great event.   The meeting is free, but registration is required due to limited space. To register, contact Leigh Goff at or Taylor Hartshorn at …

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Cattlemen Urged to Attend GCA Region Roundups

Dan Cattle, Georgia

The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association invites their members to attend one of the 2017 Region Roundups that will be held at 4 locations across the state. The first event will take place August 22 in Lyons at the Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center. Then on August 29, they will be in Moultrie at the Colquitt County Extension Office. On September …

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Beef Cattle Conference is Saturday

Dan Beef, Cattle

Cow-calf producers are being reminded the 2017 Beef Cattle Conference will be held this Saturday, August 12, at the Ham Wilson Livestock Arena in Auburn. The theme of this year’s event is “Back to the basics: Pursuing a winning season.” The conference will equip cattlemen and cattlewomen with the knowledge and management tools to better their operations in the most …


Top U.S. Milk Processor Struggling

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

A new report shows that Dean Foods Company is struggling amid slowing milk sales and rising costs. The news comes as Dean’s largest customer, Wal-Mart Stores, is preparing to open its own milk processing plant, reducing its reliance on Dean. The Texas-based milk supplier this week cut its per-share profit expectations nearly in half. Shares of Dean Foods are down …

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Florida Beef Council Hosts Tour

Dan Beef, Florida

The Florida Beef Council (FBC) hosted a tour this week where it was able to get the beef message out to a certain group of folks. In this week’s beef checkoff report, FBC’s Director of Beef Marketing and Promotions, Allyson Trimble, says it was a great opportunity for the council to spread the beef message.