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Dairy cow population reduction
• Economists estimated the industry would need to remove between five and six billion pounds of milk, the production of approximately 250,000 cows, to boost milk prices.

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John de Jonge of Abbotsford, British Columbia, went to a trade show in China two years ago. He set up a booth for Artex Barn Solutions, displaying several Canadian flags. He says he didn’t really expect to sell anything. But when the Chinese saw the Canadian flags, they swarmed the booth.

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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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