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This article was #24 in PDmag's Top 25 most-well read articles in 2010.

Summary: The National Dairy Producers Organization was established in the early fall of 2010. Doug Maddox and Gary Genske, both on the board of directors, explain the goals of the organization, which include establishing a unified voice in the dairy industry and restructuring the national milk pricing formula.

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In its second year, the AMPLI-Calf Technology Tanbark Challenge, hosted by Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, named six winners at the 2010 All American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and 12 winners at the 2010 World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. The owners of the highest placing spring, winter and fall calves fed calf starter containing AMPLI-Calf Technology were recognized for their show ring success and received a $250 cash prize.

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Domino's Pizza is introducing a brand new pizza to its American Legends(R) specialty pizza line that will make cheese lovers rejoice. This is the first new product Domino's has introduced in 2010 - the last being the launch of its 'Inspired' pizza and change to its core hand-tossed recipe, which took place last December.

The Wisconsin 6 Cheese is the first extension to the American Legends specialty pizza line, which showcases iconic tastes from across the country, and will feature cheeses from a place recognized by consumers for its expertise in all things cheese. Topped with tomato sauce and six cheeses including mozzarella, feta, provolone, cheddar, parmesan and asiago on a crust sprinkled with oregano - the quality and flavor of this pizza is as fulfilling as it sounds.

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Dairy Reform

Q&A with Jerry Kozak

Q. How would you address producers who say, “Do we really need supply management in your plan?”

A. “First of all, it’s not a supply management program. We have a market management program that we’ve designed, and it’s called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program. We’ve designed a package of items that would cover the broad spectrum of dairy policy.

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Last fall, we established an internship section on our Proud to Dairy site by reaching out to dairy industry producers, professionals and educators. We are once again hoping to provide college students with a resource for dairy farm internships across the country.

If you’d like to get the word out about an internship at your dairy operation, e-mail the following information to Emily Caldwell at :

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Lee Jensen Five Star Dairy

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) announced that Five Star Dairy, LLC of Elk Mound, Wisconsin was selected to receive the 2010 DBA Environmental Excellence Award. This award was developed to recognize a Wisconsin dairy producer in honor of its outstanding waste and pollution prevention projects that protect Wisconsin's natural resources.

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