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In addition to keeping a lid on milk production growth, many dairy analysts believe exports will be key to reversing slumping U.S. milk prices. December 2017 exports helped lay the groundwork for 2018, according to Alan Levitt, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) vice president of communications and market analysis.

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Proponents of California’s entry into the Federal Milk Marketing Order system (FMMO) received an unforeseen delay when the USDA announced it would wait for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding administrative law judges before moving forward.

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Contrary to U.S. dairy cattle inventories, statistics for the U.S. dairy goat population are a little harder to come by. Milk goats have been included in the five-year U.S. Census of Agriculture for some time, but it wasn’t until 2005 that the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) began reporting the number of milk goats on its annual sheep and goats report.

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Digest Highlights: Proposed legislation would refund unused MPP-Dairy premiums. CDFA denies milk price hike hearing. Global dairy product prices get a boost. Find a summary of this and other news here.

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