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Inside the January 2018 Issue (Issue No. 462): STORIES OF THE MONTH (CLICK THE "STORy OF THE MONTH" BELOW): Pinnacle of Bull-Headed Stupidity: Plopping a 5,800-Cow CAFO on 127 Low-Lying Acres . . . Few Predictions for Dairy’s Fortunes in 2018 (p. 1) . . . How Solvent is Diary Globally??? (p. 1) . . . NAFTA Partners Explore and Pursue Alternative Trading Options (p. 2) . . . All FMMO Manufacturing Milk Prices Declined in December (p. 2) . . . Without MPP-Dairy, Producers Turning to LGM Insurance Program (p. 3) . . . MMPA Deducted $1.98/Cwt. Off PPDs in 2017 (p. 3) . . . “Curiouser and Curiouser”: DFA’s Dictates to other Northeast Co-ops (p. 4) . . . DFA Now Shafting Some NY Mega-Dairies (p. 4) . . . Michigan Milk Producers Grabs Yoplait Supply Contract in TN (p. 4) . . . Foremost Farms’ Wisconsin Members Angry Over “Drained” Milk Checks (p. 5) . . . U.S. Dairy Exports to Canada Decreased as 2017 Progressed (5) . . . Tackle Spring Flush by Inoculating Soil with Raw Milk (p. 6) . . . USDA’s “Pineapple Center Ring Organic Circus Fraud” Continues (p. 7) . . . Comparison of Milk Prices Received by East Coast Organic Milk Producers (p. 7) . . . Michigan Dairy Farmer Sentenced for Illegal Labor Scam (p. 7) . . . Pinnacle of Bull-Headed Stupidity: Plopping a 5,800-Cow CAFO on 127 Low-Lying Acres (p. 8-11) . . . U.S. Policy Decisions Can Make or Break Sorely Needed Dairy Exports (p. 12) . . . 1/1/18: Agri-Mark Raising “Stop Charge” to $15., Plus Unspecified Higher Milk Hauling Charges (p. 12) . . . Dairy Commodity Picture: Big November ’17 Butter Inventory Drawdown (p. 13) . . . Petition Calls on USDA to Revoke Brazil’s “Equivalency” Status for Meat Imports (p. 14) . . . Brutally Cold Weather Drops Milk Production in the Northeast (p. 14) . . . Food is different, dairy is different (p. 15) . . . 1st “Ed McNamara Award” to MMPA’s Ken Nobis (p. 15) . . . Farm Credit offices in NY and PA bullying borrowers over accounting services (p. 15) . . . GENYOUth Gala: What was Bill Clinton’s Speaker’s Fee??? (p. 16) . . . Post-Glyphosate: Let the Healing Begin (p. 16) . . . . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get AND MUCH MORE!!! . . .

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"STORY OF THE MONTH" •  JANUARY 2018 (Issue 462):

Pinnacle of Bull-Headed Stupidity:
Plopping a 5,800-Cow CAFO on 127 Low-Lying Acres

Pete Hardin's March 30, 2017

Dairy Town Meetings Stream Live or Downloadable:
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Amended Milk Powder Lawsuit Alleges Fraudulent Criminal Activities by DairyAmerica
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