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Editor's note: This article has been updated to include corrected information provided by the USDA. Originally, monthly USDA data showed August ag exports at $10.5 billion and imports at $11.3 billion.

Following is a statement released by the USDA: “On Oct 9th, 2019, the export, import, and trade balance figures for August 2019 and the 2019 fiscal and calendar year-to-date figures were corrected. Previously the import and export figures for August 2019 were inverted, which resulted in an error for the fiscal and calendar year-to-date as well for 2019.”

Although U.S. dairy product export volumes trail year-ago levels, August 2019 sales performance was in line with recent months, with overall volume about the same as June and July.

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A special task force of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has released a report detailing recommended reforms to the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system.

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Agricultural students with journalism or communications training are encouraged to apply for Progressive Dairy’s 2020 editorial internship program. Applications are due Dec. 20, 2019.

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