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Inside the November 2015 Issue: Dairy Producers’ 2015 DMPP “Cost-Benefit Ratio” About 100:1 (p. 1) . . . Oct. 2015 Class III Price at $1.46/Class IV Hits $16.43 (p. 2) . . . Details of TPP Emerge as Agencies Sing Its Praises (p. 3) . . . Two Livestock Groups Say TPP Will ‘Devastate” U.S. Beef Producers (p. 3) . . . Fonterra’s Members Should Be Running Scared (p. 4) . . . Kraft/Heinz Closing 3 NYS Plants, But Boosting Capacity at Lowville, NY (p. 4) . . . Tail-Docking Ban is Big News at NMPF Meeting (p. 4) . . . Behind the Scenes: USDA’s Critical Dairy Data Reporting Systems (p. 5) . . . Teat Scrubber and Ozone Solutions Make Perfect Sense in Dairy Parlor (p. 6-7) . . . Q&A With Eric Deeble, VMD: U.S. FMD Preparedness (p. 7) . . . Reviewing Teat Dip Germicides (p. 7) . . . Obreza Trucking Ties Together Farmers, Handlers … and Past to Present (p. 8-9) . . . Empire Specialty Cheese: Test Runs Soon. Unpaid Property/School Taxes Loom (p. 9) . . . Northeast (Particularly New York State) in Milk Marketing Chaos (p. 10) . . . Better Foods Require Better Milk (p. 11) . . . WI’s Liberty Milk Failure Leader of USDA Organic Program Subject of Ethics Investigation (p. 12) . . . Past Month’s Prices: Butter Rebounds, Cheddar Flat, NFDM Drops (p. 13) . . . NC Sale Averages $2,410/Head (Mostly Crossbreds) (p. 14) . . . Animal Welfare: “Comply or Else” Dictates to Producers (p. 14) . . . CEO Gallagher Boasts DMI Created All McDonald’s Dairy Products (p. 14) . . . Brazilians tactics threaten U.S. food & beverage industries (p. 15) . . . Proposal: 3 FMMOs, 2 classes of milk (p. 15) . . . and much more!

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