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Iowa Dairy 1

On April 27, the Iowa’s Dairy Story program reached the 10,000 student milestone. This curriculum and field trip to Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation Center helps students learn that dairy foods are produced in Northeast Iowa on family-based dairy farms and that the industry supports the economy with a variety of jobs.

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In December 2009 the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the USDA that provides the dairy industry, including producers, with access to funds for innovative projects related to sustainability.

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The following update is provided by Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program, and is a producer-funded, nonprofit domestic and international planning and management organization responsible for increasing sales of and demand for U.S.-produced dairy products and ingredients.

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shut down Excel Dairy, a 1,500-cow operation located near Thief River Falls in Minnesota, due to several air quality violations through the years. This marks the first time the state has taken such an action against a dairy farm.

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