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Sharing your farm: How to make a great farm tour

Do you currently host farm tours for the public or producers? With today's consumers being multiple generations removed from the farm, the importance of giving educational farm tours becomes even more evident. Producers can benefit greatly by seeing your operation as they may be thinking of improvements or modifications to their own facilities.


May milk prices mostly steady

USDA estimated the May 2015 U.S. average all-milk price at $16.70/cwt., up 20¢ from April, but $7.50 (31%) less than May 2014, according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report.


Obama signs trade bills into law, says tough battle still ahead

President Barack Obama signed into law on Monday legislation that gives him "fast-track" power to negotiate trade deals and speed them through Congress, but he said he still has a battle ahead to finalize the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.


CWT assists with 2.4 million lbs cheese, WMP for export

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted 17 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) who have contracts to sell 354,944 pounds (161 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese, and 2.028 million pounds (920 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and South America. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from June through November 2015.


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