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Judge discards class action case over cheese, milk prices

The last elements of a six-year-old class action against Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a cooperative accused of conspiring to push up milk and cheese prices, was thrown out this week by a federal judge in Illinois.


Safety tips for towing big trailers

Towing a trailer can be precarious if you don’t understand how the added weight and length can cause a dangerous situation. To stay safe while towing, there are a few simple guidelines that minimize and help prevent trailer sway.


BMC: Corn acreage by state (2014 vs. 2015)

The 2015 corn planted area for all purposes is estimated at 88.9 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. This represents the lowest planted acreage in the United States since 2010. Growers expect to harvest 81.1 million acres for grain, down 2 percent from last year. Farmers responding to the survey indicated that 98 percent of the intended corn acreage had been planted at the time of the interview, the same as the 10-year average.


JBS to purchase U.S. Cargill pork assets for $1.45 billion

JBS SA, the world's largest meat packer, is buying Cargill Inc's U.S. pork business for $1.45 billion, free of debt, it said in a statement on Wednesday, a deal that would make it one of the largest and most powerful meat companies in the United States.


National DHIA awards 21 scholarships

The National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA) Scholarship Committee selected 21 high school seniors and college students as recipients of $750 scholarships.


NDB chair Myers recounts horrific experience, recovering at home

Like something out of movie, last Monday’s experience for a North Carolina dairy farmer was about as frightening as it gets. His account of the incident is almost unbelievable, as he had to narrowly escape death up to three times without help all within a few miles of his home, then fight through the pain recovering in the hospital.


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