LESMEISTER NAMED VITA PLUS DAIRY SPECIALIST

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BONNIE MOHR TO PORTRAY THE JERSEY COW FOR THE 21st CENTURY

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Y Not Me Claims 2017 World Dairy Expo Supreme Champion of the Junior Show

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Blexy Named Supreme Champion of 2017 World Dairy Expo

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Martha Marches off the Colored Shavings as a Three-Peat Grand Champion

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Canadian Jersey News / Info Jersey

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Zef Martinho Joins SCR as Application Specialist  

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East Central/Select Sires offers three summer internships

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California Dairy Community Sends 70,000 Pounds of Food Aid to Areas Affected by Harvey and Irma

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AGCO Announces $2 Million Investment in Maryland Assembly and Distribution Facility

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Statement by Agricultural Export Coalitions in Support of the Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Agricultural Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act in the U.S. Senate

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Iowa State University Tops 24th Annual Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest

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54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 19, 2017

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Set Sail for World Dairy Expo®

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54th All-American Dairy Show News – Sept. 18, 2017

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USDA: Help on Way for Households Hit by Irma

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DCRC webinar features repro management with activity monitors

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NMC calls for Award of Excellence nominations

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Evolution® Milking Liners promotion for Young Dairy Farmers

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Merck Animal Health Extends Support to Future Bovine Practitioners

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Former Ag Sec. Sam Hayes Wins Obie Snider Award for Dairy Industry Service

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New York Woman to Receive Image Award at 54th All-American Dairy Show

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Apply Now for Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps

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54th All-American Dairy Show to Feature World-Class Competitions, Sales, Educational and Networking Opportunities

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Bovines on the Goal Line Sale Updates

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September Newsletter: Dairy Good Motivations & Meal Planning

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Fall Educational Opportunities / PRO DAIRY

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Free webinar: Large Commercial Producer Project

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Relocation of Codex Within USDA Will Benefit U.S. Dairy Exporters

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DCRC opens registration for its annual meeting

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NATIONAL JERSEY QUEEN TO BE SELECTED DURING THE ALL AMERICAN

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Jersey Herds On Expo Virtual Farm Tour Program

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Global Dairy Youth Invited to Compete in Expo Contests

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proAction®: Animal Registration / l’enregistrement des animaux

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