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U.S. Dairy Rallying Coast to Coast Against Child Hunger

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

June is Dairy Month, so the U.S. dairy community will build on its commitment to nourish people by joining forces with Feeding America to address food instability and child hunger. One in six U.S. children faces hunger, with the problem getting worse in the summer as many don’t have access to school meal programs. The dairy community and Feeding America …

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Milk Production Dependent on Annual, biological Rhythms

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors. A new study released by Penn State University found peak yield, fat concentration and protein concentration occurred in winter months, when days are shorter, and lowest in summer months, when days are longest. And the amplitude …

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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 …