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Inside the April 2018 Issue (Issue No. 465): “STORY OF THE MONTH”: March Dairy Meetings Somber in Wisconsin . . . Trump’s Trade Policies: Risky for U.S. Farmers & Deteriorating (p. 1) . . . China’s January ’18 Dairy Import Tonnage Jumped 45% (p. 1) . . . Jan-Feb.’18: NZ’s Drought Pulls Down Milk Solids by 5.85% (p. 2) . . . June 1 Deadline for “Revised” MPP-Dairy Sign Ups (p. 2) . . . Bounce Bck: March Class III Price at $14.22/cwt. (+$0.82/cwt.) (p. 2) . . . “Double-Whammy” Hammering Dean Foods’ Prospects (p. 3) . . . Fonterra’s Red Ink to Push Out CEO (p. 3) . . . Byrne Dairy (NY) Won’t Renew Local Co-op’s Contract (p. 3): . . . Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Sparring with DFA Over Disclosures in Northeast Case (p. 4) . . . Chaos in Mid-East & Southeast Markets (p. 4) . . . Pay-Out from Northeast Antitrust DFA/DMS Settlement Taking Time (p. 4) . . . March Dairy Meetings Somber in Wisconsin (p. 5) . . . At 20-Year Mark: DFA’s Audit Full of Same Old “Stuff” (p. 6) . . . Excerpts from DFA’s Rick Smith’s March 13 Handwritten Letter to Members (p. 6) . . . FDA Inspectors Find Melamine in Dairy Imports from China (p. 6) . . . --Kappa Casein BB & A2 … Genetic Dynamic Duo Boosts Cheese Yields and Meets Consumer Demand (p. 7) . . . Alternate Marketers Emerging for A2 Products (p. 7) . . . Strong Chinese Business Volumes Building On Dairy Consumption (pages 8-9) . . . Selling U.S. Dairy in China Means Building Relationships (p. 9) . . . Dairy Not (Yet) In Cross-Fire of U.S./China Trade War Threats (p. 9) . . . New Test from Iowa State Univ. Verifies Grass-fed Milk (p. 10-11) . . . Two Ships of “Organic” Grain Fail to Arrive at Stockton, CA (p. 11) . . . NYS Dubiously Throwing Big $$$ at Dairy Processors (p. 12) . . . Butter Prices Strengthen; Cheddar Prices Rising; Nonfat??? (p. 13) . . . Dairy Livestock Markets All Down, $$$ Tight in Farm Country (p. 14) . . . Is this what “Industrialization” looks like??? (p. 15) . . . Trade War threats – playing games with gasoline and matches (p. 15) . . . NZ dairy exports in January 2018 up 12.8%, despite lower milk solids output for Dec.-Jan. (p. 15) . . . Data Shows NZ’s Seasonal Milk Solids Production Declining Sharply (p. 16) . . . Researchers Claim Russians Fomenting Anti-GMO Attitudes (p. 16) . . . SUBSCRIBE and Get AND MUCH MORE!!! . . .

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"STORY OF THE MONTH" •  APRIL 2018 (Issue 465):

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