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U.S. dairy industry calls for repeal of COOL

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Thursday, 21 May 2015 16:10

American dairy products headed to Canada and Mexico could face stiffer tariffs – and ultimately reach fewer foreign customers – unless Congress repeals country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat products that violate international trade rules, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) said yesterday.

 

Names in the News: Barbara Hanselman, Lawnhurst Farms, Jim Stahler, Steve Hoffman, Larry Stap and Larry DeHaan and South Lakes Dairy

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 15:21

Names in the News

Barbara Hanselman
Bloomville, New York
The Daily Star recently published an article about a change proposed by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. to the current dairy insurance program. New York dairy farmer Barbara Hanselman spoke in favor of Schumer’s proposal, which would have dairy cooperatives pay 75 percent of the premium that farmers would need to pay if they want dairy insurance.

Click here to read The Daily Star article.

 

Export Watch: Weak global markets expected to persist

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 14:52

The market tone is weak as the U.S. and Europe head into the spring flush. Milk powder and butter prices dropped 15 to 25 percent from mid-March to late April. Whey prices are down nearly 30 percent in the last 14 months. Whey protein concentrate prices are down close to 40 percent in the last year.

 

Exports are major factor in commercial use of butter, cheese

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Written by Calvin Covington   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 14:02

butterButter, cheese, nonfat dry (NDM) and skim powder (SMP) utilize about 65 percent of the nation’s milk production. In some states, especially the nation’s largest milk-producing states, the percent of milk used by these products is even greater.

 

New IRS tax regulations to impact dairy farmers in 2015

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Written by Jeff Baker   
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:01

Changes in federal tax regulations will impact how dairy farmers deduct repairs and maintenance. Does your CPA know about these changes?

 

New Hire Chris Leach, Advanced Animal Diagnostics

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Monday, 18 May 2015 15:08

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Sales Territory Manager
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Plainview, Texas

 

Winners announced for 2015 Dairy Sustainability Awards

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Monday, 18 May 2015 10:37

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, established under the leadership of dairy farmers, announced the winners of the fourth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 7, 2015, at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.

 

Industry Honor Roll: National Dairy Herd Information Association

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Friday, 15 May 2015 08:58

At their annual meeting on March 10, the National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) honored Richard “Dick” Sechrist, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, with the Outstanding Service Award. From 1975-1987, Sechrist served as the association’s first executive secretary.

 
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