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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has released updated results from a raw milk survey.

NASDA conducted a raw milk survey, in cooperation with the National Association of Dairy Regulatory Officials (NADRO), to gather current information about the regulation and sale of raw milk in the United States. Raw milk is defined as milk that has not been pasteurized.

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It's not often in Vermont dairy country that temperatures soar into the 90s, with high humidity. When they do, farmers make sure their cows have plenty of water and shade. And they know to expect less milk.

That's what they were doing as a sweltering summer heat wave continued, with forecasters calling for it to last into the weekend.

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A federal judge in Vermont is considering whether to approve a settlement that would require dairy processor Dean Foods Co. to pay Northeast farmers and their attorneys $30 million to settle antitrust allegations in a class-action lawsuit.

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

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

Today’s consumers want to know that the food they purchase is safe, wholesome, nutritious and produced with integrity. U.S. milk producers are demonstrating that commitment by enrolling at a rapid pace in the National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM).

In fact, since enrollment began in September 2010, 45 percent of the nation’s milk supply now comes from farmers, cooperatives and proprietary processors implementing the FARM program.

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