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Dairy conference eyes national marketing agency.

Farmers should take advantage of" the Capper-Volstead Act and form a nationwide marketing agency-in-common to manage milk shipments and to allocate milk to end users in the most efficient manner possible, some speakers said during a recent dairy conference in Syracuse, N.Y. "Growing the Northeast Dairy Industry" was the theme of the conference, held June 1.

New opportunities in the cheese and fluid markets were discussed, and young producers saw promising futures in dairy farming, especially in Western New York.

However, dairy farming challenges were also discussed, including: environment (air, water, odors, flies, pathogens, etc.), animal welfare concerns, food safety, milk quality, efficiency and production costs, decreased government involvement, international competition, and financing.
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Author:Campbell, Dan
Publication:Rural Cooperatives
Date:Jul 1, 2005
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