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Legislation Would Improve Students’ Access to Milk

Dan Dairy, Education, Industry News Release

The School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 introduced by Representative Glenn Thompson would allow schools to give students more milk choices. American Farm Bureau Federation market intelligence director John Newton says the bill gives schools the flexibility to bring back low-fat flavored milk. Legislation ”Newton says the legislation provides a market opportunity for dairy farmers. Market Allowing schools to provide …

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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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Celebrating Dairy Month in June

Dan Dairy, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom tells us about a month long celebration of delicious dairy products, and the farmers who produce them. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     The month of June is a time when everyone can show appreciation for the several thousand dairy farms and families. They are responsible for their commitment to producing nutritious milk while protecting …

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Former Ag Secretary Working on Milk Export Program with China

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told Agri-Pulse a new deal to allow more milk producers to enter the Chinese market is in the works. Vilsack, who now heads the U.S. Dairy Export Council, has been working for months to change a registration process that keeps new U.S. processors from entering the Chinese market. Vilsack told Agri-Pulse the deal is a …

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National Dairy Month a Reminder of Milk’s Nutrient-Packed Contribution to Our Diet

Dan Dairy, Florida, Industry News Release

A glass of milk packs a nutritious punch, a reminder of the importance of dairy in our diets as we enter National Dairy Month, a University of Florida nutrition expert said. “Basically, cow’s milk helps to meet nutrient needs, and some research suggests it may help to protect against some of the major chronic diseases,” said Gail Kauwell, a professor …

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Another Study Calls Dairy Fats OK

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Another study suggests that dairy fats do not increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The Study, published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, concluded that consumption of dairy fats had a “neutral” effect on human health. A researcher leading the study at England’s Reading University said: “There’s been a lot of publicity over the last five to ten …

India Still Top Global Milk Producer

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Data by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows India remains the global leader in milk production, trailed by the United States, which is the second largest milk producing country. India is unique among the major milk producers because more than half of its production comes from water buffalo, rather than cattle.