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Editor's note: The original article has been updated to include comments from Dairy Farmers of America.

Multiple dairy farmers in New Mexico have filed a class action complaint against Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Select Milk Producers and the Greater Southwest Agency Inc. (GSA), alleging the organizations conspired to drive down prices for raw milk in the Southwest since 2015. The complaint (case 1:22-cv-00251), was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, April 4.

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After setting a three-year high in 2021, the export of U.S. dairy heifers is off to a slow start in 2022. Although February’s numbers were boosted by a large shipment to Pakistan, dairy heifer exporters warn the outlook for the rest of the year has turned cloudy.

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Farmers from throughout western Wisconsin gathered in late March to learn more about how managing milk production growth could impact producer income and slow the exodus of dairy herds. More than 200 farmers attended a series of “Dairy Together” meetings held in Abbotsford, Cashton and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

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