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Inside the February 2018 Issue (Issue No. 463): STORIES OF THE MONTH (CLICK THE BLUE HEADLINES BELOW FOR THE "STORIES OF THE MONTH"): Reasons for Improving Dairy Prices after 2018’s First Quarter (p. 1) . . . 75% of EU SMP Intervention Stocks 2-Yr. Old by June (p. 1) . . . NAFTA Talks Drag On & U.S. Farmers Worst Fears Are Materializing (p. 2) . . . Jan. ’18 Class III Price Nose Dives gain: $14.00/cwt. (p. 2) . . . EU Grappling with EMP Inventories: Tough Decisions Ahead (p. 3) . . . Legal Complexities Freeze Calif. FMMO Process (p. 3) . . . JBS Hopes to Divest U.S. Cattle Feeding Assets (p. 3) . . . New Tax Code, Section 199Q: What’s the Deal? (p. 4) . . . Breeding Product Temporarily Off Market Until Production Facility Re-opens (p. 4) . . . MD&VA’s Laurel MD Powder Dryer Goes Down (p. 4) . . . News Going into 2018 Not Great for Ag Commodities, Including Dairy (p. 5) . . . Rep. Peterson (D-MN) Not Optimistic About MPP-Dairy Changes in Farm Bill (p. 5) . . . UW Madison Prof: Stanchion Dairy Barns Cannot Be Justified (Animal Health Reasons) . . . Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science (p. 6) . . . Out-of-State Milk Displaces WI NFO at Emmi Roth Cheese in Wi (p. 7) . . . Livestock Outlook for 2018: Growing Beef Production, Importance of Exports (p. 7) . . . Canadian Dairyman Explains Canada’s Milk Marketing/Pricing System (p. 8) . . . U.S. Converted from MPC “Screwee” to MPC “Screwer” (p. 9) . . . Organic Dairying’s Initial Promise and Producers’ Current Economic Catastrophe (p. 19-11) . . . Steps to Eliminate Organic Fraud, Make USDA Accountable (p. 12) . . . Dairy Commodities Hopefully at Low Ebb, Price-wise (p. 13) . . . Bottom Falling Out of Dairy Livestock Prices (p. 14) . . . Organic Farmers Assn: For Organic Farmers, By Organic Farmers (p. 14) . . . Losing “critical mass” in dairy country … (p. 15) . . . Meager resources devoted to promoting butter … (p. 15) . . . Global protein glut in the midst of global hunger ,... (p. 15) . . . State of Antitrust in Agriculture: Consolidation and Other Competition Issues in Agricultural Sectors (p. 16) . . . SUBSCRIBE and Get AND MUCH MORE!!! . . .

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"STORIES OF THE MONTH" •  FEBRUARY 2018 (Issue 463):

Reasons for Improving Dairy Prices after 2018’s First Quarter (page 1)

Canadian Dairyman Explains Canada’s Milk Marketing/Pricing System (pages 8&9)



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