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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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