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Read coverage of current events and news affecting dairy producers and the industry.



Poll: Dairy Security Act receives little individual support
The latest poll questioning, “Do you support the Dairy Security Act of 2011?” is one of a handful of polls Progressive Dairyman has done on dairy policy reform since the producer outcry for something to be changed in the midst of 2009.

Yet the results indicate we are still far from reaching a favorable majority consensus in the industry.

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Click here to download a pdf of the latest Industry Watch List, provided by Dairy Management, Inc. PD

Click here to download a pdf of the latest Export Watch update, provided by Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. PD

Click here to download a pdf of the latest Export Assistance Watch update, provided by Cooperatives Working Together. PD

Lactalis American Group has announced a $40 million expansion to its Idaho plant that will increase its mozzarella production, create jobs and increase the plant's purchase of local and regional milk.

The new 61,300-square-foot plant will be built behind the existing Lactalis plant east of Nampa.

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Junk food remains plentiful at the nation's elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

Between 2006 and 2010, nearly half of public and private schools surveyed sold sweet or salty snack foods in vending machines or other places, the study found.

There was little change over the four years, a surprising finding given vocal advocacy campaigns to improve kids' diets, said researcher Lindsey Turner, a health psychologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the study's lead author.

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