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#FARMERS GO AFTER ‘FEAR-BASED’ MARKETING

The National Milk Producers Federation is going after ‘fear-based’ marketing and false labels in its new “Peel Back the Label” campaign. The group is urging companies to stop using labels such as “GMO-free,” saying such slogans are raising fears unnecessarily about things like GMO products, synthetic animal-growth hormones and high fructose corn syrup. (USA TODAY)

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HOW NOW, BROWN COW?

A surprising number of U.S. adults – about 7% – believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy. In case you’re wondering, that adds up to about 16.4 million people – more than the population of Pennsylvania. While the numbers… read more

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CENTRAL #ILLINOIS FOODBANK RECEIVES CRUCIAL DONATION

 – The Central Illinois Foodbank in Springfield received a large donation of milk just in time for summer vacation. Prairie Farms donated 500 gallons of milk to the food bank to celebrate National Dairy Month. Milk is a crucial donation to the food bank, as they rarely have enough to give out to the people… read more

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DRINK MILK

New research finds that people who consume full-fat dairy products such as whole milk are less likely to be afflicted with so-called “metabolic syndrome,” a set of related risk factors predicting heart disease and diabetes.

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DAIRY TOUR

Illinois officials are hosting visitors from nearly 20 countries which are potential milk buyers. Representatives from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal and Thailand are among those participating in this year’s Illinois Dairy Tour. The tour started in Greenville Monday.

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DAIRY GLUT

A world milk glut and a decline in Chinese demand for imported dairy products have sent prices down by 50% in New Zealand. Many farmers there are borrowing to stay afloat and rural suicides have increased.

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SKIM OR 1%

A survey by USDA’s Economic Research Service finds two out of five households now serve 1% or skim milk to their family.  That’s up by four percentage points from 2007.

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MILK PROFITS

Dean Foods Co, the largest U.S. milk processor, reported its fourth straight quarterly loss Monday, hurt by higher milk prices.

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GOT MILK?

Despite notable marketing campaigns such as the “got milk?” slogan, Americans consume 37 percent less of the drink than they did in 1970, according to the USDA, even as the sale of cheese, yogurt and other dairy products is climbing. Cheese consumption has nearly tripled over that period.

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MILK IS MILK

Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a USDA-financed study by three land grant universities.

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