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Dairy and berries create delicious summer treats

Dairy and berries create delicious summer treats

Many Virginians like to celebrate National Dairy Month by enjoying a delicious dessert like this parfait.




Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers

Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers
In 2016, U.S. dairy farmers saw the value of milk fall to its lowest level since the recession. Now they’re facing the additional challenge of Canada’s national ingredients strategy.



School system finds flavored milk does a budget good

School system finds flavored milk does a budget good
Los Angeles’ public school system is crediting flavored milk with offsetting some of its budget deficit.



Dairy producers asked to participate in Farm Bureau survey

Dairy producers asked to participate in Farm Bureau survey
The American Farm Bureau Federation and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services have been collaborating to develop a new dairy insurance product and are hosting an online survey to support market research efforts.



Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products

Public schools milking students’ increased consumption of dairy products
Some Virginia public schools are increasing dairy offerings at breakfast and lunch, and hungry students are gobbling them up.



Virginia dairy producers discuss improvements to farm bill safety net

Virginia dairy producers discuss improvements to farm bill safety net
The American Farm Bureau Federation is working to ensure a better safety net for farmers, and asked Virginia dairy producers for their input.



Dairy promotions boost milk, yogurt consumption in some schools

Virginia dairy farmers have long supported promotional programs for milk and dairy products, and the need for them is greater than ever now that dairy prices have dropped 35 percent in the past two years.



Farm organizations urging Dannon to drop deceitful marketing

The American Farm Bureau Federation has joined with other farm organizations to urge food companies to recognize that farmers’ sustainability goals can’t be achieved without the use of modern agricultural practices.



Montgomery, Pulaski young farmers provide milk for outreach center

Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers in Montgomery and Pulaski counties recently raised $4,500 to purchase milk for a local outreach center.



USDA to measure financial well-being of dairy farmers

USDA to measure financial well-being of dairy farmers
Representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service are visiting dairy farms across the nation in January to assess the state of today’s dairy industry.



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