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Inside the June 2021 Issue (Issue No. 503): Story of the Month: Widespread Drought Threatens U.S. & Global Food Supplies (p. 1 and 2) . . . And Much More: Widespread Drought Threatens U.S. & Global Food Supplies (p. 1): … All Mfg. Milk Classes Rose for May 2021 (p. 2): … Weather, Exports Continue to Drive Grain Prices Higher (p. 3): … Dairy Marketing Situation is Uncertain, More Questions than Answers (p. 3): … End of the Road for Twin Grove Cheese Plan & Equipment? (p. 4): … DFA’s 2020 Audit; Curious “Assets” & Underpaying Members (p. 4): … The Ocean-Going Livestock Ship Finally Arrives at Port! (5): … 8 Members of Congress Ask DOJ to Investigate Cattle Markets (p. 6-7): … Cattle Prices Crash While Consumers Continue Paying Record Beef Prices (p. 7): … The a2 Milk Company’s Stock Plunges, Global Demand & Competition Spike (p. 8-9): … Tre-G Organic Cows Enjoy Free-Choice Milking (p. 10-11): … Russian “Organic” Grain Imports? Don’t Bet on NOP Preventing Fraud (11): … Victims & Families May Get Only Peanuts in Ophioid Drug Settlement (p. 12): … Horizon Crops Organic Producers in New England (p. 12): … Dairy Commodity Prices Fall: Market Uncertainty, Plenty of Milk p. 13): … “Common Sense” fluid milk pricing: Regional production costs, Class I shipping rules (p. 14): … Protein Complex Needs Anti-Trust Probes (p. 14): … BelGioioso Cheese Enters Popular “Snack Cheese” Market (p. 15): … “Mike’s Popcorn “Butter Popcorn” Contains ZERO Butter (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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Story of the Month - May 2021: (click on the blue headling below)

Widespread Drought Threatens U.S. & Global Food Supplies


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