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  Tuesday, November 14

 
 
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Voice of milk e-newsletter update
From Joanna Wavrunek, digital communications manager 

We are excited to bring the weekly e-newsletter to you every Tuesday. We want to keep you updated on federal policy items, market numbers, events and news about our industry partners. With our new name, we are combining our Friday and Tuesday newsletters into one. Be sure to add info@voiceofmilk.com to your safe-sender list. If there is a topic you'd like covered in the e-newsletter, please contact me at jwavrunek@widba.com.

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Week of Nov. 6-10: Dairy market numbers

From U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Cream supplies are fairly evenly distributed throughout the United States for butter production. Production is mixed as many manufacturers are churning butter,however some balancing plants are putting off churning until after Christmas. In addition, other butter makers are selling cream back onto
the spot market. Butter inventories are adequate and meet customers’ needs and spot load requests. The demand is steady to strong due to increased holiday and end of year needs.
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Edge president in Washington, D.C.

From John Pagel, Edge board president  

John Pagel was in Washington, D.C., to reveal our new name and identity to lawmakers. He shared our exciting efforts to serve as the voice of milk for dairy farmers.
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House GOP tax bill advances

with key changes for farmers

By Philip Brasher, Agri-Pulse

Under pressure from farmers, a House panel advanced a sweeping tax reform bill after Republicans made last-minute changes to avert a significant increase in self-employment taxes for many producers. The bill, which will be on the House floor this week, also was altered to potentially reduce the effective income tax rates paid by farmers and small businesses.
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Saputo closes in Fond du Lac

From WBAY

A Fond du Lac cheese plant with 126 employees will be closed in seven months. Saputo, based in Montreal, announced it's closing the cheese manufacturing facility on East Scott Street next May. Saputo says it will save more than $5.5 million a year by moving the operations to a newly-built blue cheese factory in Almena in western Wisconsin.
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Trans-Pacific Trade partners are moving on,

without the U.S.

By Alexandria Stevenson and Motoko Rich, New York Times

Cream supplies are fairly evenly distributed throughout the United States for butter production. Production is mixed as many manufacturers are churning butter,however some balancing plants are putting off churning until after Christmas. In addition, other butter makers are selling cream back onto
the spot market. Butter inventories are adequate and meet customers’ needs and spot load requests. The demand is steady to strong due to increased holiday and end of year needs.
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