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Whether on the grounds or hundreds of miles away, advances in technology allow people to connect with every aspect of World Dairy Expo in even more exciting ways, from wherever they are.

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In part due to lower cheese and dry whey sales to China, U.S. dairy export volumes in July were the lowest since January. However, year-to-date exports remain ahead of last year’s pace, according to monthly data from USDA and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC).

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  • Digest Highlights
  • DPA petition seeks 2 cents of national checkoff for dairy product donation program
  • USDA accepting bids for 9.6 million gallons of milk
  • Arla proposes to pay all 2018 net profits to farmers
  • FDA comment period on dairy identity standards extended
  • Dairy’s map ends August drier
  • California 4a, 4b prices improve
  • July cull cow prices steady
  • Global Dairy Trade prices mixed
  • Louisiana Dairy Stabilization Study Commission holds first-ever meeting
  • Missouri regulating ‘meat’ advertising, lawsuit filed
  • Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day

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Eligible dairy and other farmers suffering lost export markets and lower commodity prices due to retaliatory tariffs can sign up for federal financial assistance. Applications are available online and through local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. The application period opened Sept. 4 and runs until Jan. 15, 2019.

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This summer, three standout social media campaigns from dairy organizations are aiming to provide food to the hungry. Each has its own special method, but all are utilizing various social media platforms to generate awareness, raise money and create a better future for both farmers and those in need.

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