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Read coverage of current events and news affecting dairy producers and the industry.

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USDA officials have provided a broad overview of Trump administration efforts to lessen the negative impact of ongoing tariff wars on the nation’s agricultural producers. Details and implementation, however, aren’t expected until September.

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Digest Highlights:

• Ag groups push for House action on labor bill

• Michigan dairy community hosts Great Dairy Adventure

• DFA closing plant at Hughson, California

• Wisconsin farmers to travel to New York seeking dairy solutions

• North Dakota offers cost-share assistance for dairy improvements

• Dairy farmers share stories at FUTP 60 Student Ambassador Summit

• Hilmar Cheese Company unveils dairy mural

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There are implementation challenges, but individual dairy cooperatives can manage milk supplies through the establishment of base/excess milk programs, according to participants in a Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU) webinar, July 19.

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• U.S. milk production up 1.2 percent in June

• January-June cow slaughter total up

• Semi-annual cow/heifer survey

• August Class I base price falls

• Trade tensions hurt early July dairy margins

• Drought, transportation cloud cottonseed outlook

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Digest Highlights

• Wisconsin dairy herds slip below 8,500; task force members named

• National Dairy Board appointees named

• June global dairy price index weakens

• Whole milk buffers May fluid milk sales decline

FDA to enforce dairy labeling regulations

• ADC urges FDA action on ‘milk’ labels

• State Farm Bureaus press imitation dairy labeling issue

• ‘Choose PA dairy’ promotional materials available

• ADC seeking support for another dairy labor bill

• CMPB launches kid-based milk promotion campaign

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