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August 2017 milk production grew 2 percent compared to the same month a year earlier, as favorable weather in the Northeast and Midwest strengthened milk output per cow. USDA also revised July 2017 milk output and cow numbers up slightly.

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Digest Highlights: Northeast milk tests keep setting records. July fluid sales were flat. Pacific Northwest milk movement is mostly local. Find a summary of these stories and updates on previous Progressive Dairyman news stories here.

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Proposals to reform U.S. immigration policies and address the labor needs of agriculture continue to mount as the congressional calendar gets fuller and shorter.

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Anti-dairy and animal rights advocates have been circulating requests via social media for others to join them for planned protests during World Dairy Expo 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. The invitations identify two specific dates and times for the planned protests: Friday, Oct. 6, noon-2 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m.

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Digest Highlights: Seasonal beef cow culling impacts prices. California stand-alone quota plan advances. Michigan dairy checkoff vote set. Texas creates milk hauler academy. Dairy changes makie EU a beef exporter. Find a summary of these and other news here.

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The USDA has failed to submit federally mandated annual reports summarizing dairy checkoff activities and spending since 2012, according to the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM). Those associated with the reporting process say the delays are not intentional or an effort to mislead.

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