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Progressive Dairyman is excited to bring you a second year of the Ice Cream Flavor Face-Off. This year, 16 competitors battle it out for the title of champion flavor. Learn about Penn State Berkey Creamery's Peachy Paterno, represented by dairy graduate student Emily Yeiser, and Dreyer's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, represented by Idaho dairy producer Rob Hull.

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, represented by California dairy producer Nancy Grossi, and , represented by Michigan dairy producer Ashley Messing.

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As the spring track and field season comes to a close, the equipment is gathered and locked away while students depart on a much-needed break. Unfortunately for dairy producers, their hurdles remain in place.

At the National Dairy Producers Conference this May in Omaha, Nebraska, speakers from across the country reported on the conditions that lie ahead for the dairy industry. From Capitol Hill and foreign trade to high input costs and animal care, the gamut of issues was run.

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U.S. Representative Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District welcomed everyone to his home state and briefed the audience as to what has been happening on the Hill.

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The National FFA Organization has selected 50 outstanding young people to participate in the 2011 New Century Farmer program. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.

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As June Dairy Month approaches, dairy checkoff tools and resources help producers share their story with consumers on how they care for their animals and the environment while producing wholesome, nutritious milk.

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