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U.S. dairy exports fall for third straight month

U.S. export volumes continued to slump in July, falling for the third straight month, according to USDEC’s latest trade data report. Total overseas sales were valued at $416 million, down 33% from last year, and down 11% from June (daily average).

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Dairy Expo Countdown: Cattle Shows

“Dairy in our DNA” is the theme of the 2015 World Dairy Expo, set for Sept. 29-Oct. 3, in Madison, Wis. In preparation for this year's event, Dairy Herd Management provides a daily “Dairy Expo Countdown” feature during September. Today: The cattle shows

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Health: Augment high achievers

Employee management and support are the most likely factors – or bottlenecks – to achieving improved herd health on many dairy farms.

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There is plenty of trade work yet to do

To start with, one could be forgiven for assuming that once the World Trade Organization ruled against the U.S. mandatory country-of-origin labeling law four times — twice each on the original regulatory rule and twice more on the revised version — the issue was settled.

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U.S. average gasoline and diesel fuel prices decrease

The U.S. average retail price of regular gasoline decreased 13 cents from last week to $2.51 per gallon on August 31, 2015, 95 cents per gallon less than at the same time last year. The Midwest price showed the largest decline, down 20 cents to $2.47 per gallon. The West Coast price decreased 12 cents per gallon to $3.16 per gallon. The Gulf Coast and East Coast prices were both down nine cents per gallon, to $2.20 per gallon and $2.34 per gallon, respectively. The Rocky Mountain price was down five cents to $2.77 per gallon.

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