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Milk prices paid to dairy farmers for 2018 is deplorable!

Milk prices paid to dairy farmers for 2018 is deplorable!

After consultation with government and industry personnel, it’s very clear that milk prices paid to dairy farmers in 2018 still will not be pretty.

By: Arden Tewksbury

Source: Wisconsin State Farmer

Link: http://www.wisfarmer.com/story/opinion/editorials/2018/01/17/milk-prices-paid-dairy-farmers-2018-deplorable/1042271001/

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Should a former dairy lobbyist oversee dairy farms for Wisconsin Department of Justice’s environmental protection unit?

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel’s appointment of a lawyer and former dairy industry lobbyist to lead the environmental protection unit of the Justice Department has drawn objections from the leader of a public interest law firm and concerns from a former secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.

By: Lee Bergquist

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Link: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/18/appointment-former-dairy-lobbyist-lead-wisconsin-environmental-unit-comes-under-fire/1040791001/

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Sell or keep the herd? Low milk prices tax dairy farmers

ALBANY — Dale Austing sold the cows off his dairy farm in Freeport a couple months ago and is still coming to terms with the major life change.

By: Nora G. Hertel

Source: St. Cloud Times

Link: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2018/01/17/sell-keep-herd-low-milk-prices-tax-dairy-farmers/1041327001/

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Farmers struggling with low milk prices find little help from safety net

Dave Schwartz has been milking cows full-time for nearly 60 years, through boom times and busts. And since the late 1950s, he’s seen a lot of both. He tries to keep an optimistic outlook, but that’s been a difficult thing to do lately, as milk prices fall — prices in 2018 so far are nearing a two-year low.

By: Mark Steil

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Link: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/18/farmers-struggling-against-low-milk-prices-find-little-help

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Prebiotics in formula milk may boost babies’ memory skills

New York: While breast milk is considered the best, for mothers for whom breastfeeding is difficult or impossible adding prebiotics to the formula milk could enhance memory and learning in babies, researchers suggest.

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Source: Times Now

Link: http://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/prebiotics-in-formula-milk-may-boost-babies-memory-skills/190150

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Difficult year for Fonterra indicated

Fonterra is likely to struggle this year due to a lower milk collection outlook and the continuation of unfavourable commodity prices affecting profitability, a Forsyth Barr report says.

By: Dene Mackenzie

Source: Otago Daily Times

Link: https://www.odt.co.nz/business/difficult-year-fonterra-indicated

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Local fund helps farm build new dairy

It’s a project that has been on the cards for a while and now it’s gaining some traction.

By: ANNE KEEN

Source: Gloucester Advocate

Link: http://adf.farmonline.com.au/news/magazine/equipment-and-technology/general/local-fund-helps-farm-build-new-dairy/2756566.aspx

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Moving on: Is sheep milk the new dairy?

A new report into sheep milking in Southland has estimated the industry could be worth $124 million to the region by 2040.

By: TIM NEWMAN

Source: Stuff

Link: https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/100680854/Southland-dairy-turn-to-counting-sheep

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Workshops to help farms attract investors

A NEW Dairy Australia workshop is helping larger dairy farm operators consider options and strategies for potential business investment.

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Source: FarmOnline

Link: http://adf.farmonline.com.au/news/magazine/farm-business/general/workshops-to-help-farms-attract-investors/2756565.aspx?storypage=2


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