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Inside the April 2019 Issue (Issue No. 477): Stories of the Month: 1) P. 1 – Severe Flooding Disrupts U.S. Agriculture; All Prior Bets Off (p. 1) . . . 2) DFA Owns Stremicks – Plant “Milk” Processor (p. 1) . . . Feb ’19 Daily Mozzarella Output Up 10.3% Over ’18 (p. 1) . . . Jan. ’19 WI Milk Output +2.9%, But Cheese Production -4.8% (p.2) . . . DMD to Pay Dairy Farmers for January & February, Once Signups Begin (p. 2) . . . March ’19 Class III Price Jumps Up $1.15/cwt. (p. 2) . . . Dean Foods’ Financial Erosion Worsens Seriously (p. 3) . . . U.S. Senators Offer Bills to Review/Reform USDA Promotion Check-offs (p. 3) . . . More Strategies for Survival & Prosperity (p. 3) . . . “Net Income Attributable to DFA” Stolen from Members’ Milk Checks (p. 4) . . . ADPI Ready to Unveil “Dairy Protein Messaging Initiative” (p. 5) . . . Epic Heartland Flood: Causes, Consequences … and Recovery (p. 6) . . . WI Farmer Leads Relief Convoy to Help Flood-Stricken Nebraska Farmers (p. 7) . . . Arena Cheese’s Three Foundations: Quality, Relationships & the Deli Counter (p. 8-9) . . . Perdue Even Worse than Vilsack as USDA Chief (p. 10) . . . March 2019: Three Organic Groups’ Top Executives Dismissed (p. 10) . . . Hay Bale “Whole Milk Rebellion” Starts in PA (p. 10) . . . Wisconsin Cheesemakers Fed Up with Delays on CDR Project (p. 11) . . . “StopQIP Coalition” Supporters Submit Petition to CDFA (p. 12) . . . CA Producers Should Look at Depooling’s Impact (p. 12) . . . CDI to Join NMPF; Wants CA Standards for Entire Nation (p. 12) . . . Cheddar Prices Strengthen; Butter Holding Firm; NFDM Slightly Down (p. 13) . . . “Down Market” Erods Prices for Off-Grade Cheeses & “Trim” (p. 14): . . . Trump Administration Wrong to Life Brazilian Fresh Beef Restrictinos (p. 14) . . . “Fake Meat” – What to call that stuff? (p. 15) . . . Data shows cheese sales groth & Class I erosion (p. 15) . . . Flooding Boosts Contaminated Grain Worries: Testing Kits Available from Nelson-Jameson, Inc. (p. 16) . . . MMPA Delegates Dump Ken Nobis Off Board (p. 16) . . . . . . . . . SUBSCRIBE and Keep Informed About the Dairy Industry!

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"STORIES OF THE MONTH" • APRIL 2019 (Issue 477):

Severe Flooding Disrupts U.S. Agriculture; All Prior Bets Off (p. 1)  &

 DFA Owns Stremicks – Plant “Milk” Processor (p. 1)




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