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Land O'Lakes Purina Feed and J.D. Heiskell & Company have announced the formation of a joint venture feed and grain company in California's San Joaquin Valley. The new company will be called "Golden State Feed and Grain" and will have its principal offices in Tulare, California. The entity will operate Land O'Lakes Purina Feed's feed mill in Hanford, California and J.D. Heiskell & Company's feed mill in Pixley, California, and sell rolled grains, mixed feeds, mineral blends, commodity blends and other value-added products to central California livestock feeders.

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The results are in from Progressive Dairyman's dairy reform poll.

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Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards

Eight bovine veterinary students from across the U.S. each received $1,500 awards and all-expenses-paid trips to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 18-21. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health sponsored the Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards Program and recognized the students Aug. 19.

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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.

Managing dairy’s reputation on a global scale
One of the prime features of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), managed by Dairy Management Inc., is USDEC’s network of overseas office representatives. In addition to providing valuable marketing and trade-development support around the world, these reps serve as the eyes and ears for the U.S. industry beyond our borders.

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Dear Progressive Dairyman,
I’m a consumer, and I support the Specter-Casey bill.

Signed,
John Doe, Consumer

Over the past several months, Progressive Dairyman has literally received hundreds of letters that are almost identical to the one above, mostly from Pennsylvania. They usually come in groups, but with individual names and addresses of people that are responding to the magazine’s dairy reform plan poll.

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