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DeLaval to train Chinese dairy farm managers

Sister-companies DeLaval and Tetra Pak have signed a five-year agreement with the Dairy Association of China to train Chinese dairy farm managers. Under the agreement, the Swiss-based companies will train 150 managers for large-scale dairy farms in China. The training will be done at the China Agricultural University and DeLaval’s Humra Farm in Sweden. DeLaval... Read more »

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Reducing nutrient loss benefits everyone

An agriculture policy specialist says everybody wins when nutrient loss can be reduced.  Jonathan Coppess of the University of Illinois cites the Des Moines water works suit against upstream counties it says are responsible for the nitrates that Des Moines has to remove from the water. “I don’t think it’s going too far to say... Read more »

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New Minnesota FFA secretary comes from New York

The new Minnesota FFA executive secretary comes from the East Coast. Juleah Tolosky previously served as executive director of the New York FFA Association. Minnesota FFA says her experience in organizing, developing and implementing new and existing trainings for student growth will strengthen membership, which is currently at 10,500. Tolosky, who has a communications degree... Read more »

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Abengoa seeks creditor protection

Renewable energy company Abengoa has filed for preliminary protection from its creditors, a possible prelude to bankruptcy. Abengoa operates ethanol plants near Madison and Mount Vernon, Illinois; Ravenna and York, Nebraska; Portales, New Mexico; and Colwich, Kansas. Earlier this year, the company opened a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. The company is based in... Read more »

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A mixed close to a short week in the dairy markets.

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange dairy markets on Wednesday; cheddar barrels increased 1.75 cents, blocks gained a penny while butter and nonfat dry milk were unchanged.  The higher cheese prices did nudge many of the Class III contracts a little higher. For the holiday-shortened week: cash cheese barrels gained 4.75 cents, blocks increased a penny,... Read more »

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