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Canadians mull new trade pact, worry about domestic dairy industry

by Emma Jacobs Oct 8, 2018
Some Canadians worry NAFTA replacement will flood markets with lower-cost U.S. milk and cheese.
A dairy cow on a farm in Caledon, Canada.
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Canada protects its dairy industry. President Trump is tired of that.

by Emma Jacobs Aug 30, 2018
The president has given Canada until Friday to sign on to a new trade agreement, but the dairy industry has been one of the prime sticking points during negotiations.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) speaks with dairy farmers in Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 2018. - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.
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Dairy industry weighs California's new regulations

by Jed Kim Sep 20, 2016
The state wants farmers to do more to cut methane emissions from cows and cowpats.
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Is your grass-fed beef actually grass-fed?

by Lizzie O'Leary Apr 1, 2016
Well, it's complicated.
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A blizzard's toll: 30,000 dairy cows

by Andy Uhler Jan 7, 2016
Storms that flooded Missouri also brought a blizzard to Texas and New Mexico
Final Note

Cow burps: The environmental hazard.

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 25, 2014
Belching cattle are a larger source of methane gas emissions than natural gas drilling.
By The Numbers

Poop power: A new generation of companies bet on a different renewable energy (Infographic)

by David Weinberg Jun 12, 2013
It's been tried before, but a new generation of companies is hoping that manure will become the next solar.

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Food and Drink

Rising milk prices affect foods from pizza to nachos

by Eve Troeh Oct 10, 2012
Many dairy farmers culled their herds because of high feed prices caused by the drought, reducing the supply of milk. Price increases will flow through many food products beyond a carton of milk.

What are your cows eating? Cookies, ice cream, and more...

by Daryl Paranada Sep 24, 2012
The Midwest drought has withered the nation's corn crop and pushed prices up. Now, the market for alternative feed for cattle is skyrocketing -- sending farmers scrambling for cheaper alternatives, like gummy worms and ice cream sprinkles.

As corn prices rise, farmers add candy to cows' feed

by Sarah Gardner Sep 24, 2012
Substitutes for expensive corn feed range from the unprocessed -- straw and cottonseed hulls -- to a teenager's diet -- ice cream, chocolate and gummy worms.