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Inside the February 2017 Issue (Issue No. 451): Story of the Month - DFA’s Conspiracey to Control Northeast Producers Dates Back 20 Years (p. 8-9) . . . Cheddar Block/Barrel “Split” is a Real Head Scratcher (p. 1) . . . Milk Per Cow + Strong Economy = U.S. Dairy Growth (p. 1) . . . U.S. Milk Powder Prices Slipping – Are Mexicans Shopping Elsewhere? (p. 2) . . . Rabobank’s Tom Bailey Predicts 2017’s “All-Milk Price” at $16.80/cwt. (p. 2) . . . Trump Pulls United Stats Out of TPP Pact (p. 2) . . . Jan. 2017 Class III Price Drops to $16.77, Down $.63/Cwt. (p. 2) . . . Sonny Perdue’s Daunting Challenges at USDA (p. 3) . . . “Much Improved” Price Picture Predicted for Dairy in 2017 (p. 3) . . . “DAIRY PRIDE” Bill Gathers Steam in U.S. Senate (p. 4) . . . Vilsack Gains Top Post at U.S. Dairy Export Council (p. 4) . . . Glanbia & Three Co-ops Announce Cheese Plant Project in Michigan (p. 4) . . . Transparency, Sustainability Key Buzzwords to Dairy & Food Products Marketing (p. 5) . . . CDI and DFA Talking … (p. 5) . . . Tafels Tie Together Pasture, Cows, and Consumers’ Wishes (p. 6-7) . . . Organic Milk Supplies Burdensome – Prices Tumbling (p. 7) . . . DFA’s Conspiracy to Control Northeast Producers Dats Back 20 Years (p. 8-9) . . . DFA & DMS Threaten to Terminate Northeast Independent Producers (p. 8) . . . Key Language in the January 19, 2017 DMS Letter to Independent producers (p. 9) . . . Depooling Bad or Good? DFA Economist Hollon Double-Speaks (p. 10) . . . USDA Taking Public Comments on Possible Organic Check-off (p. 10) . . . McDonald’s Phony “Mozzarella Sticks” Lawsuit Settled Out-of-Court (p. 11) . . . Judge in California Approves Cancer Warning Label for Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide (p. 11) . . . Group Pushes for Return of COOL in Trump’s First 100 Days (p. 12) . . . Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak Hits South Korea (p. 12) . . . CME Cheddar Prices Gyrate, Butter & NFDM Down Slightly (p. 13) . . . Meat Giant JBS in Brazilian Financial Scandal Investigation (p. 14) . . . NY Farmers Solar Panel Fiasco: Boodoggle Update (p. 14) . . . NYS Sinking $2.5 Million into DFA Dairy Project (p. 14) . . . CME price gyrations … what to believe??? (p. 15) . . . Where Does the Imported Grain Audit Trail Track Back To? (p. 16) . . . And Much, Much More . . . . . . Subscribe and Get MORE!!! . . .

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Stories of the Month - February 2017 (Issue 451):
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