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USDA’s September 2017 milk production estimates will be released after PD-Extra’s deadline. However, the USDA raised milk production forecasts for both 2017 and 2018 in last week’s World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. Growth in milk per cow was expected to pick up the pace, more than offsetting a slower rate of herd expansion.

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Digest Highlights: USDA posts delayed dairy checkoff reports. Fluid milk’s downward consumption trend continues. Find a summary of these stories and updates on previous Progressive Dairyman news stories here.

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This upcoming Jan. 17-18, 2018, hundreds of dairy farmers from throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest and the nation will come to the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin, for Dairy Strong – an exciting conference and trade show. Dairy farmers who register by Nov. 1 are invited to attend Dairy Strong for free.

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The University of Wisconsin – Madison has hired a new investigator to look into the case of the misplaced protein.

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A proposal under discussion to change the method of calculating federal milk marketing order (FMMO) minimum prices for Class I (fluid) milk could have a significant impact on producer milk prices, according to John Geuss, dairy consultant from Naples, Florida.

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Digest Highlights: Hurricane Irma damage to Florida dairy industry estimated near $12 million. Profitability is mixed in the Northwest. Find a summary of these stories and updates on previous Progressive Dairyman news stories here.

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