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Newton joining NMPF economics department

Agricultural economist Dr. John Newton will join the staff of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), July 1, as Senior Director of Economic Research.

Industry

AFIA surprised by VFD recordkeeping requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule – containing a two-year recordingkeeping requirement – was a surprise to the feed industry.

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USDA extends organic promotion order proposal deadline

USDA extended a public comment deadline by 30 days to submit alternative proposals or partial proposals on a new industry-funded promotion, research and information order for organic products.

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THI 55: Don’t let dairy reproduction suffer

Research shows cows producing more than 77 pounds of milk per day are negatively affected when minimum Temperature-Humidity Index (THI) is greater than 65, or average THI is 68 for 17 hours per day. More recent research indicates reproduction is impacted when maximum THI is as low as 55.

Markets

Dairy markets: Divergence highlights the day

While the spot board advanced again and remains perched at 2015 highs, a 4.3% lower overall GDT result and technical triggers sparked sell-side interest, unleashing a wave of pressure that stopped the futures’ bull in his tracks and sent Class III and Cheese futures reeling.

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