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The dairy news was mixed to mostly better in the USDA’s monthly World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released June 11.

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A proposal to give livestock farmers flexibility in dealing with weather-related feed emergencies has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The Feed Emergency Enhancement During Disasters Act (FEEDD Act) was co-sponsored by U.S. Reps. Angie Craig (D-Minnesota) and Dusty Johnson (R-South Dakota). It would give farmers and ranchers additional emergency flexibility to help alleviate feed concerns, as well as promote conservation in years of excessive moisture, flooding and drought.

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In late May, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA would roll out a three-pronged aid package aimed at helping U.S. farmers suffering financial damages due to ongoing trade disputes.

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You’re busy – milking cows, watching rain clouds and making hay. With that in mind, Progressive Dairyman looks at issues in the news impacting you and your dairy business. In recognition of your time, we’ll attempt to summarize recent events or actions making dairy headlines and reported in our weekly digital newsletter, Progressive Dairyman Extra. Then we’ll try to put that news into perspective and briefly describe how it might affect you.

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With ongoing tariffs and the potential threat of more to come, the value of April 2019 U.S. ag exports fell below imports for the first time since May 2017.

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