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Are USDA's changes to school lunches needed?

Changes are coming again to school lunches. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently announced that the department is taking steps to roll back lunch standards promoted by former first lady Michelle Obama. The rollback gives more local control to states and comes after...

source: By Cait Harrison
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Total natural cheese stocks in refrigerated warehouses May 31, 2017, were up 1 percent from the previous month and up 7 percent from May 31, 2016. Butter stocks were up 7 percent from last month but down 3 percent from a year ago.

source: AFFI

Nestle is under pressure from U.S. activist shareholder Third Point, which has taken a $3.5 billion stake in the food maker and is pushing Europe's largest company to improve margins, buy back shares and get rid of noncore businesses. Nestle shares jumped as much as...

source: Reuters via The New York Times

It looks like a profitable year for pork producers. Steve Meyer, vice president of Express Markets Inc. Analytics, said the top producers should make about $20 per head this year, with the average producer showing black ink in the $10 per head range. Meyer spoke...

source: Agri-View

A report from WSL Strategic Retail finds that a quarter of consumers who use digital devices add more products to their baskets, according to Progressive Grocer. One-third of digital coupon and click and collect users say they buy more...

source: Food Dive

It’s been a while since Eric Paulson has had anything positive to say about the state of Virginia’s dairy industry. Paulson, executive secretary of the Virginia State Dairymen’s Association, said his members have been suffering through the downturn in...

source: Lancaster Farming

President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow...

source: The Associated Press via DTN The Progressive Farmer


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