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This summer, three standout social media campaigns from dairy organizations are aiming to provide food to the hungry. Each has its own special method, but all are utilizing various social media platforms to generate awareness, raise money and create a better future for both farmers and those in need.

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Dairy farmers are finally receiving payments stemming from a 9-year-old lawsuit involving milk marketing practices in the Northeast U.S.

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The bad news: July 2018’s Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) margin calculations indicate dairy incomes fell to levels seen earlier in the year. The good news: Milk prices have likely bottomed out.

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Efforts to address farm milk prices and the imbalance between milk supply and demand continued in the Midwest last week with a teleconference coordinated by the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU).

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Digest Highlights

  • Farm Bureau calculates potential state-by-state dairy tariff mitigation payments
  • Farm bill conference committee sets public meeting, Sept. 5
  • Following Iowa murder, bill would mandate use of E-Verify
  • a2 Milk gets Walmart dairy aisle space
  • California bill targets restaurant beverage offerings
  • Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board sets listening session
  • Canadian cow numbers up slightly

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