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Editor's note: This article has been updated to include market commentary.

October 2019 U.S. milk production increased by about 1.3% compared to the same month a year earlier, keeping pace with stronger growth in monthly year-over-year production that started in September.

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Farm liquidity (availability of working capital) and income are two leading concerns among agricultural lenders completing an American Bankers Association-Farmer Mac survey.

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Dean Foods announced that it has received approvals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas for the “first day” motions related to the company’s voluntary Chapter 11 petitions filed on Nov. 12, 2019. Among those approvals was a motion to pay dairy farmers for milk.

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A new federal database listing drug and alcohol violations by long-haul truck drivers won’t likely impact most individual farmers moving milk, cattle, grain or hay to market, but producers and owner-operators transporting larger volumes of ag commodities longer distances could be affected.

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