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Ben & Jerry's joins support for GMO labeling law

Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s is joining the effort to defend Vermont’s GMO labeling law. The law, scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2016 would require any products sold in the state which may contain genetically modified ingredients to say-so on the label. The Grocery Manufacturers’ Association, Snack Food Association, the International Dairy... Read more »

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New Zealand has the lowest farm milk price in the world

New Zealand agri-information webservice AgriHQ says New Zealand dairy farmers are getting the lowest milk price in the world. An analysis by the firm converted milk prices around the globe to a New Zealand pay formula of NZ dollars per kilogram of milk solids and found New Zealand at the bottom of the pay scale.... Read more »

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A good day in the dairy markets

Another day of nice gains in the dairy markets on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday. A 10.9 percent increase in the overall index at the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday got the session off on the right foot. Cash cheese barrels gained 6 cents and blocks added 2 cents on sales. Butter increased... Read more »

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Second generation biotech potato gets approval

Potato farmers may soon have access to a late blight resistance biotech variety. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service gave the Russet Burbank potato, developed by the J.R. Simplot Co., “determination of nonregulated status” on Friday. The innate variety is a second generation potato that can be stored in colder temperatures to reduce food... Read more »

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Minnesota Farm Bureau says WOTUS injunction applies to all

Minnesota Farm Bureau believes the Clean Water Rule injunction filed in North Dakota counts for all 50 states. President Kevin Paap points to ongoing lawsuits in other states. “There are also lawsuits in West Virginia and Georgia.  But we’re going to continue to push not only with lawsuits, but also legislation.  We really feel the... Read more »

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