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A group of insurance companies don't have to cover a dairy operation's costs to defend or settle a lawsuit alleging groundwater contamination by the inadequate handling of manure.

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Digest Highlights: Dairy Farmers of America forms solar energy partnership. Bureaucratic hoops earn expanded school milk plan a low grade so far. New I-9 form must be used beginning Sept. 18. Find a summary of these and other news here.

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USDA has backtracked a bit after five consecutive previous monthly reports forecasting milk production reductions in 2017. Growth in milk per cow, which has been slow, is expected to pick up the pace, more than offsetting a slower rate of herd expansion.

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U.S. dairy owners prefer daylight saving, according to recent phone surveys conducted by Progressive Dairyman. A combination of both online and phone polls, however, indicated the dairy industry as a whole dislikes daylight saving.

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Schools across the country are getting healthier one blender at a time, thanks to the work of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program that was founded by dairy farmers in partnership with the NFL.

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With dairy exports plateaued, it’s time for a “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal,” according to Tom Vilsack, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). That goal: boost the percent of U.S. milk production exported another 5 percent by 2021.

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