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Feb 25, 2014 — The milk industry has a new slogan: "Milk Life." Instead of celebrities and milk mustaches, the new campaign reminds consumers that milk is a source of energy and protein.
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Jan 29, 2014 — The latest twist in this evolutionary whodunnit has us questioning whether the lack of vitamin D from the sun played any role in our complicated, sometimes dangerous, love affair with milk. New DNA analysis of ancient farmers from sunny Spain suggests that this theory may have gone sour.
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Dec 4, 2013 — House and Senate negotiators are meeting to reconcile their two different versions of a new farm bill. If they don't reach agreement, the nation faces going over "the dairy cliff" - a reversion to 1949 farm policy that would cause a big spike in milk prices.
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Sep 3, 2013 — The state's yogurt production has tripled since 2008, thanks to Greek yogurt's popularity. But the fixed price for milk means farmers aren't necessarily benefiting from the boom.
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Jan 23, 2013 — Farmers in the Southeast had accused their own food cooperative, the Dairy Farmers of America, of striking a deal that created a milk monopoly and suppressed the price paid for raw milk. In settling the case, the cooperative said it did nothing wrong.
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Dec 5, 2012 — The expiration of the farm bill has left dairy farmers without a milk pricing program — and a safety net. While all farmers are watching closely, milk producers face an environment where cow feed costs more than cow milk.
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Aug 23, 2012 — Graphic undercover video shines a light on dairies that send old and potentially sick cows to slaughter. Dairy cows spend their lives turning food into milk, not meat, and can suffer various ailments.
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Aug 9, 2012 — Some Maryland dairies have banded together to boost business by attracting customers with ice cream. The Maryland's Best Ice Cream Trail is the first farm-based ice cream trail in the country, and some customers are coming weekly to stock up.
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Jun 25, 2012 — Ten small-scale milk farmers in Maine formed a cooperative to face mounting market pressures, but can an alternative business model save the family industry? A new documentary premiered in Silver Spring, Md. last Friday tells the story.
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Jun 21, 2012 — California is the top dairy-producing state in the nation. And its dairy farmers are split over the impact of the latest farm bill's impact on the government's antiquated milk price support system.
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