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The accumulation of wet snow collapsed a section of a dairy barn February 27 in the Madison County town of Fenner, trapping 50 to 60 cattle inside.

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Milk protein concentrates (MPCs) have recently become a hot topic in discussions about dairy trade and tariffs. This month’s poll seeks to show producers both sides of the debate. Should foreign MPCs be allowed to be used in U.S. foods? If you have comments or points of view that you think need to be discussed, please vote and let us know. Producer comments will be shared in the next two issues of Progressive Dairyman.

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How the dairy industry could benefit from a price stabilization plan

“The volatility in dairy product prices and dairy producer milk prices is extremely difficult for dairy producers, milk processors and end users of milk and dairy products to manage,” the Holstein Association USA, Inc. (HAUSA) says in their Dairy Price Stabilization Program outline.

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Should any growth management plan include a market access fee on all of the milk produced or just for the new milk produced? What should that price be?

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This informal survey is the fourth of its type. Many academics, practitioners and trade journals participated in helping put out the word. Finally, special thanks go to each and every one of the dairy producers who took the time to fill out the survey.

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Milk production per cow, according to the NASS Milk Production report released on December 18, for November was 1,679 pounds, up 25 pounds or 1.5 percent from a year earlier.

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