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American cheese inventory sets record high

American cheese inventory sets record high
American cheese stocks totaled 1.35 billion pounds at the end of April, the second-highest total since 1917 and the highest April total ever, reported the American Farm Bureau Federation.



Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers

Dairy demand creates some concern for farmers
Jennifer Leech, a Rockbridge County dairy farmer, said she and her family recently were calculating how much milk it would take to make cheese for every pizza in Lexington.



Dairy farmers invited to take online survey on risk management tools

Dairy farmers invited to take online survey on risk management tools
In an effort to support ongoing market research efforts, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services is hosting a new online survey for dairy farmers at farmbureausellscropinsurance.com/dairy-risk-survey.



Increased consumer demand boosting milk fat value

Increased consumer demand boosting milk fat value
An increased U.S. consumer demand for high-fat dairy products is boosting the value of milk fat to the extent that dairy processors are holding back milk fat that previously might have been exported.



Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales

Dairy industry has seen consumer trends drying up beverage milk sales
Consumer trends and federal regulation of milk in school meal programs have dried up some demand for beverage milk.



Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin

Workshop to help cattlemen control harmful toxin
Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.



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.




Flavored milk may be making a school lunch comeback

Flavored milk may be making a school lunch comeback
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is working to bring back 1 percent flavored milk to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast program. It was eliminated from the plan in 2012.



Number of dairy farmers using safety net program declines

Number of dairy farmers using safety net program declines
The number of dairy farmers using the 2014 Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Protection Program is the lowest it’s been since the program was introduced, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.



Vanilla beats chocolate to rank as top-selling ice cream flavor

Vanilla beats chocolate to rank as top-selling ice cream flavor
Upsetting news for chocolate lovers—vanilla outranks chocolate as the top-selling ice cream flavor, according to an International Dairy Foods Association’s survey.



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