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Southeast U.S. dairy producers and processors continue recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael, while damage assessment and a return to normalcy are ongoing following Hurricane Florence.

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Most dairy farmers are still kicking the tires, but some are already buying coverage under the new Dairy Revenue Protection (Dairy-RP) insurance program.

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Digest Highlights

  • Second dairy biogas project begins operations in Indiana
  • August fluid sales slip
  • Global Dairy Trade prices mixed
  • Environmental groups suing EPA over air emission exemption
  • Stand-alone California QIP effective Nov. 1
  • Sanders’ bill prioritizes dairy federal emergency payments
  • FarmFirst Dairy urges FDA to use existing dietary guidelines to define ‘healthy’
  • Law paves way for California Cattle Council referendum
  • DFA employees aided ‘Hunger Month’ efforts

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Florida and Georgia dairy leaders continue to assess the damage from Hurricane Michael, but it appears Georgia suffered the most severe damage.

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The USDA’s October World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report boosted milk production forecasts for both 2018 and 2019, while also projecting only a slight improvement in 2019 prices.

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For only the second time in World Dairy Expo’s 52-year history, the Supreme Champion of the Junior Show and the Supreme Champion of World Dairy Expo were the same cow. Cutting Edge T Delilah, exhibited by Kyle Barton of Copake, New York, was named Grand Champion Brown Swiss and the 2018 Supreme Champion of both the junior and open shows.

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