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Inside the November 2017 Issue (Issue No. 460): STORIES OF THE MONTH (CLICK BELOW): "Globalism" – Boom or (Mostly) Bust for U.S. Dairy Farmers (p. 1)and U.S. Dairy Farmer Check-Off $$$ Helping to Bankroll High-Flying (Worthless) GENYOUth Promotion (ps. 8 & 9) . . . Other Headlines: U.S. Butter Prices are Bottom-End as Global Prices Tumble (p. 2) . . . Northeast Milk Order OKs New DFA Milk Dumping Request (p. 2) . . . Oct. Class III Price Up 33 Cents to $16.69, But II and IV Prices Fall (p. 2) . . . Saputo to Buy Murray Goulbourn Co-op – Troubled Australian Firm (p. 3) . . . Dane County to Fund Manure Compost Study (p. 3) . . . NYT Reports Butter Shortages in France (p. 3) . . . NAFTA Talks Likely Going Nowhere Soon (p. 4) . . . Vilsack: Canada’s Farm Milk Quotas Must Go (p. 4) . . . U.S. Farmers Alarmed by Trump’s Looming NAFTA Betrayal (p. 4) . . . UW Expert: More Ressarch on Dairy Genetics’ Link to Milk Coagulation (p. 5) . . . Kappa Casein E May Impair Curd Formation (p. 5) . . . ‘Mom and Pop’ Dairy Processor Reviving Old NY Creamery (p. 6) . . . DOJ Proposal in WI Assembly Would End State Butter Grading (p. 7) . . . U.S. Dairy Farmer Check-Off $$$ Helping to Bankroll High-Flying (Worthless) GENYOUth Program (pages 8-9) . . . Farmers, Consumers Are Victims of Massive Organic Import Fraud (p. 10) . . . EPA: Dicamba Damaged 3.6 million U.S. Soybean Acres in 2017 (p. 11) . . . Preliminary Report for 2017 NY & PA Corn Silage (p. 11) . . . Francis Thicke’s “Farewell Address” at National Organic Standards Board (p. 12) . . . Wisconsin Business Lobby Proposes: No “America’s Dairyland” on License Plates (p. 12) . . . Dairy’s Commodity Scene: Cheddar Prices Holding, Butter & NFDM Down (p. 13) . . . Dairy Livestock Prices Lower; Russian Agents Want 33,000 U.S. Heifers (p. 14) . . . Consumers’ Milk Class Action Suit: Update (p. 14) . . . Egad. Another farm law … (p. 15) . . . Per Capita Dairy Consumption Graphs: 40+ Years of Changes (p. 16) . . . . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get AND MUCH MORE!!! . . .

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"Globalism" – Boom or (Mostly) Bust for U.S. Dairy Farmers (p. 1)
U.S. Dairy Farmer Check-Off $$$ Helping to Bankroll High-Flying (Worthless) GENYOUth Promotion (ps. 8 & 9)

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