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Inside the May 2015 issue: Butter Prices Zooming Up; Cheddar Solid; Milk Powder Weak … CA’s Surface Water Metrics: That’s All Folks … Gov’t “Sequestration” Reduces DMPP Pay-Out by 7.3% … March ’15: Mozzarella, Butter & Yogurt Output All Lower … Listeria Contamination Forces Recall of All Blue Bell Ice Cream … April 2015 Class III Price is $15.81/cwt.; Class IV is $13.51 … Trans-Pacific & Atlantic Trade Pacts Loom as Congress Advances “Fast Track” … Fonterra & University of Wisconsin Too Friendly with China’s Dairy Industry … NY Gov’s Trade Junket to Cuba Included Cayuga Milk Ingredients & Chobani … Some Suggested Solutions for New York State/Northeast Dairy Industry Mess … Recent Dairy Conferences: Differing Fortunes for Cheese & Butter vs. Dairy Proteins … New York Dairy Situation a Huge Mess … Northeast & Mid-East FMMOs Pooling “Dumped” Milk … Key ADPI Speakers’ Important PowerPoint Panels … The Lancet Draws Monsanto’s Fire … “Con Job” – Monsanto’s Hitmen Target Dr. Oz … Stover: Baled Cornstalks Gaining Favor as Cheap Substitute for Hay … Empire Specialty Cheese Project: Suddenly, Nobody Wants to Talk … … Chobani Custody Battle?  All in and All Done … Sorghum Can Thrive in DSry Conditions; Rootwork Control, too … Cultivate and fertilize domestic markets smarter … Does Monsanto’s failed bid for Syngenta signal plan to pull back from GMO seeds? … Dean Foods U nveils “DairyPure” Milk ... and much more!


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