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Inside the March 2021 Issue (Issue No. 500): Story of the Month: Story of the Month: Fertilize Costs Mimic Explosive Corn & Soybean Prices (p. 1): Fertilizer prices are skyrocketing . . . And Much More: . . . Brutal February Storm Hammers Texas Dairy Industry (p. 1): . . . Dairy Groups Demand “Seat at the Table” on FMMO Changes (p. 2) . . . Vil$ack Confirmed as Next Ag Secretary (p. 2): . . . Vil$ack’s Haul from Purdue Pharma Up to $190,60 (p. 2) . . . February ’21 Class III Price at $15.75 (Down 29 Cents) (p. 2) . . . Equipment Dispute: Maple Leaf Cheesemakers Sues Co0op & Bank (p. 3) . . . 3/10: March Grain Futures: Corn $5.48, Soybeans $14.12 Shipping Headaches Raise Questions about Exports (p. 3) . . . Reports of “Hard Butter” Ripple Across Canada, Culprit Unclear (p.4) . . . Scenic Central Leaders Highlight Roller-Coaster 2020 with No Milk Dumped (p. 5) . . . Imports of Cattle and Beef Hit All-Time High in 2020 (p. 5) . . . Final $19 Trillion Covid-19 Relief Package Passes Congress (p. 5) . . . Social Media Craze Propels Feta Cheese Demand Way Up! (p. 6) . . . A Tale of Two Cooperatives … (p. 6) . . . Online Sales Rose 950% for Westby Cooperative Creamery (7) . . . Prairie Farms Audit Raises Questions about Dean Foods Bankruptcy (p. 7) . . . Smits Find Organic/Grass Fed Market with Maple Hill Creamery and NFO (p. 8) . . . World Dairy Expo Leaders Exploring Possible Alternate Location (p.8) . . . Challenges of Adequate, Clean Water for Cattle on the Ocean (p 9): . . . Researcher Offers Cheap Alternative for Fetal Calf Blood in “Fake Meat” (p. 9) . . . For Real? Dairy Commodities Prices Climb in Early March (p. 10) . . . Issue #500! (p. 11) . . . CDFA starts producer vote on QIP sunset plan (p. 11): . . . Dirty Green, Dumb Green, and Smart Green . . . SUBSCRIBE and Keep Informed About the Dairy Industry! . . . We are now offering an electronic email version of The Milkweed . . .

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Stories of the Month - March 2021:

Fertilizer Costs Mimic Explosive Corn & Soybean Prices

HOT TOPIC 05-2019

"Kansas Statute 17-1642"


Amended Milk Powder Lawsuit Alleges Fraudulent Criminal Activities by DairyAmerica
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Amended Milk Powder Complaint - 02/10/2017

Help Stop Beef Imports from Foot-And-Mouth Infected Countries

Latest Northeast Anti-Trust Lawsuit



HOT ISSUES ON THE FRONT BURNER  (click on headlines below):

Recent Dairy Trade Mission to Cuba: Q & A with Bob Wolter
What You Need to Know about Foot-and-Mouth Disease

NZ’s Failed History of Dairy Product Quality

Firm Tried to Sell NZ Glue as MPC in Wisconsin


NZ Dairy Menace Extends Far Beyond Recent Botulism Scandal


NPR: Independent Farmers Feel Squeezed By Milk Cartel

USDA Milk Powder Pricing Fiasco & OIG Report

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