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Inside the June 2020 Issue (Issue No. 491): Stories of the Month: Recent Yo-Yo Cheddar Prices: Down Like a Rock Up Like a Rocket (P. 1) . . . Three Important Analyses inside: Cream Multiples, Midwest Spot Prices & Depooling (p. 1) . . . Other Stories Inside The Milkweed: Dean Foods Failed April Payments to Many Suppliers & Vendors (p. 2) . . . DFA Members Absorb “Coronavirus” Deducts (p.2) . . . May 2020 Class III Price Down to $12/14/cwt. (p. 2) . . . Tom Vilsack’s “Moonlighting” for Purdue Harma Earned $37,650 in April (p. 3) . . . Mike McCloskey Rumored Top Bidder for Dean Foods’ Chemung, IL Plant (p. 3) . . . Milk Fat Scarce: Cream Multiples Spie Across the Country (P. 4) . . . I Can Hear Dairy Producers’ Howls of Frustration a Month in Advance … (p. 4) . . . FSA Issues First Payments to Farmers in COVID-=19 Assistance Program (p. 5) . . . March-April Chaos Boosted Cheese Export Efforts, U.S. Buyers in Frenzy Finding Fresh Product (p. 5) . . . Is U.S./China Trade Deal in Trouble? (p. 6) . . . 1981 Agri-Mark Consent Decree: Good Precedent for Today’s DFA (p. 6) . . . But Co-ops Unpaid (p. 7): . . . Foremost Farms Closing Chilton, WI Plant; No Interest in Reedsburg (p. 7) . . . Scharfmans’ Specialty Cheese Company Built on Niche Markets (p. 8-9) . . . Hunger Task Force Announces June Dairy Month Recovery Grant Program (p. 9) . . . WestView Dairy: from Soil to Scoop (Ice Cream)and Everything In between (p. 10-11) . . . Disappoints About USDA Food Box Program (p. 11) . . . Scenic Central Milk Producers Cooperative is Marketing More Milk than Ever (p. 12) . . . U.S. DOJ Seeks Info from Top 4 Beef Packers (p. 22) . . . heddar Prices Rocket to the Moon; Butter Also Sees Gains (p. 13) . . . Dairy Livestock Picture: Money Tight Heifer Numbers Light (p. 14) . . . Food Lion and MD & VA Milk Producers File Antitrust Complaint vs. DFA (p. 14) . . . Time to restrict DFA’s milk empire (p. 15) . . . Direly needed: forensic audit of Dean Foods’ finances (p. 15) . . . Recent Retail Scanner Data Shows Spectacular, Weekly Dairy Products Sales Gains (p. 16) . . . SUBSCRIBE and Keep Informed About the Dairy Industry! . . . We are now offering an electronic email version of The Milkweed . . .

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Stories of the Month - June 2020:

Recent Yo-Yo Cheddar Prices: Down Like a Rock Up Like a Rocket (P. 1)

Three Important Analyses inside: Cream Multiples, Midwest Spot Prices & Depooling (p. 1)



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