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Cargill Texturizing Solutions recently announced the development of Lygomme ACH Optimum, a non-dairy ingredient to be used in the production of analogue cheese, also known as imitation cheese. This news created a stir with U.S. dairy producers and caused some to doubt Cargill’s support of the nation’s dairy industry. Progressive Dairyman Web Editor Emily Caldwell discussed the new ingredient and its impact on U.S. dairy producers with Darrin Peterson of Cargill Texturizing Solutions and Mike Jerred of Cargill Animal Nutrition.

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The following is part of a letter sent to members of Congress by Robert E. Gilbert, Chairman of A. L. Gilbert company.

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Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley recently asked Jim Tillison, Chief Operating Officer Cooperatives Working Together, about the effectiveness of recent CWT herd retirements and the future of the program.

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Passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in late June, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, known for short as ACES or commonly as the climate change bill, specifically excludes gas created by the digestive process.

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Many recent high school and college graduates are questioning if there is a future in the dairy industry due to the depressed economic outlook. In the past two years, I have worked with a number of dairy and crop producers in Zambia and Uganda teaching agribusiness principles to improve the profitability of their farms.

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Progressive Dairyman Editor Walt Cooley recently asked Tim Amlaw, manager of the American Humane Association’s American Humane Certified program, a few questions about animal welfare and its impact on agriculture.

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