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Inside the September 2015 Issue: Butter Better: McDonald’s to Quit Use of Margarine & Butter Oil … Butter Is, and Will Be, Dairy’s Price Driver … Sept. 30 Deadline for DMPP Sign-Ups … “TPP Dead”; Canadians Seen as Prime Suspects (p. 2) … China Looking More and More Like a Bubble (p. 3) … Agri-Mark’s Bob Wellington Criticizes DMPP Feed-Cost Data (p. 3) … Judge Trashes Revised Proposed Settlement in Northeast Antitrust Case … Drought & Wildfires: Just the Start of Eco-Disasters in California? (p. 5) … Faraway Milk Displacing Local Milk at Dean’s Chemung, IL Plant (pl 5) … Organic Milk --- It’s Not Just for Drinking Anymore (p. 6) … “Mr. Holstein” Turns to Jerseys and Wishes He Had Done It Sooner … Butter and Cream: Dairy’s Opportunity for Growth (p. 8) One of our “Stories of the Month.” … Why is U.S. Importing Butter from Foot-and-Mouth Disease-Infected India? … Judge Trashes Revised Proposed Settlement in Northeast Antitrust Case… Inside the August 2015 Issue: California’s Heat, Drought & Low Milk Prices Slowing U.S. Milk Flow … Inside the July 2015 Issue: Widespread Milk Dumping: Are Co-ops Pursuing "Last Man Standing" Strategy? … Monsanto’s Discredit Bureau … CME Butter Prices Far Stronger; NFDM Prices Up a Bit … Dairy Farmers Should Not Feel Helpless … and much more!

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