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Inside the January 2016 Issue: 2016: Uncertainty for Dairy Producers (p. 1) … 2016 Trends and Predictions (p. 1) … December Class III Price $14.44/Class IV $15.52 (p. 2) … TPP’s Impact on U.S. Diary: Darkness, Sounds of Silence (p. 3) … Accesss to U.S. Dairy Markets: Historic Goal of NZ, EU (p. 3) … CA’s Water Reserves Depleted After Four Straight Drought Years (P. 4) … Clarification: What to Call McDonald’s Mozzarella Sticks? (p. 5) … PPDs: The Interesection of Confusion and Grand Larceny (p,. 6) … Swiss Valley Farms’ PPDs Drained Members’ Milk Checks in 2015 (p. 7) … Michigan Milk Producers Threatens Members: Sign Up for F.A.R.M. or Lose Your Milk Masrkets (p. 7) … Winterstorm “Goliath” Kills 30-35,000 Milk Cows in New Mexico & Texas (p. 8-9) … Solvita: Second New Kid on Agriculture’s Testing Block (p. 10-11) … Muller-Quaker Yogurt Plant Kaput: DFA Picks Up Pieces (p. 11) … Will 2016 Mark Death of Wisconsin’s Town Board Powers? (p. 12) … Butter’s Price Strength Preventing Complete Market Collapse (p. 13) … Dairy Livestock Prices Generally Declining, with Some Exceptions (p. 14) … Retail Hamburger & Steak Prices Remain Top—Shelf (p. 14) … Tail-Docking? Get serious about dairy’s wellness issues (p. 15): … Map of Global Sea Surface Temperatures Anomalies (p. 16) … and much more!

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