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First quarter export-assisted sales are the equivalent of 740.1 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis.
That’s the equivalent of the average annual production of 32,261 U.S. dairy cows.

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Participating producers contribute four cents per hundredweight of milk produced to fund the program. For membership information go to Cooperative Working Together.

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Digest Highlights

  • Progressive Dairyman headed to New York
  • 2018 dairy state land values mixed
  • Book closed on air emission reporting?
  • Dean Foods holds quarterly investor call
  • Global Dairy Trade index unchanged
  • Fed says no to interest rate hike
  • 1H 2018 Chapter 12 bankruptcies down slightly
  • University of Georgia Jersey herd enters third generation
  • Pennsylvania school classrooms can enroll in ‘adopt-a-cow’ program
  • More milk for Michigan food banks

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U.S. dairy marketers kept the export growth streak alive during June despite anticipated headwinds from tariffs. In terms of value and volume, June marked the eighth consecutive month of export growth, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s Marc Beck.

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In June, I attended the Wisconsin State FFA Convention to watch our oldest son receive a gold award in Dairy Proficiency. I am always impressed with how the FFA continues to help shape and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.

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You’re busy: milking cows, managing employees, making hay. In our regular conversations with our team of editorial advisers, we learned they not only wanted a recap of dairy news, but they were seeking brief insights into how that news might impact their dairy business going forward.

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