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Every year World Dairy Expo serves as the meeting ground for more than 65,000 producers, exhibitors and industry representatives.

And if you’re proud to be one of those 65,000, we want to get to know you.

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World Dairy Expo is where the dairy industry meets.

No other dairy event in the world compares. Designed for dairy producers and industry partners, World Dairy Expo is a showcase for elite dairy cattle, cutting-edge research and modern technologies.

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The market management element of the dairy legislative package being readied for introduction in Congress would not have been active in 2010 or 2011, according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which helped develop the Foundation for the Future program on which the legislation is based.

NMPF made the announcement to clarify misconceptions that farm-level margins would have been tight enough in the past 18 months to activate the proposed Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP), one of three elements of NMPF’s Foundation for the Future program.

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I wrote earlier this year about the drivers of U.S. milk production and, in particular, the link between the dollar margin over feed cost and production growth trends (See “U.S. milk production: Shouting down the supply chain,” May 2nd issue, pg. 23).

It seemed clear at the time that the sharp decline in seasonal production during the latter part of 2010 was due to a margin squeeze on dairy producers – feed prices were rising and milk prices falling.

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Click here to download a pdf of the latest Export Watch update, provided by the U.S. Dairy Export Council. PD