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Dairy additive bill fuels farm worries and politics

Darrel Aubertine's first big piece of legislation as chairman of the senate agriculture committee is dividing the farming community. The Democrat from Cape Vincent wants to restrict which products are labeled "real dairy". The target of the bill is highly processed dairy powders called "milk protein concentrates", or MPCs, that are imported from other countries. Aubertine wants to protect American dairy farmers at a time when the price of milk has plummeted. But critics say the bill will hurt more than help. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

U.S. Cracks Down on Dairy Imports

New York lawmakers are urging U.S. trade representatives to restrict dairy imports from Canada that compete with North Country dairy products. David Sommerstein reports they're making progress as low milk prices continue to hurt farmers.  Go to full article

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