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Dairy exports are up 14 percent from a year ago. According to checkoff’s U.S. Dairy Export Council, U.S. suppliers shipped 179,113 tons of milk powders, cheese, whey products, lactose and butterfat in November 2019
Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off, Butter Sculpture Deconstruction Wrap Up PA Farm Show 
PA Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding (standing) joined milkshake contest judges ADA North East board member Jennifer Heltzel, Pennsylvania Alternate Dairy Princess Denae Hershberger and ADA North East Board member Vernon Horst. ABC27 was the winning team.
ADA North East wrapped up an action-packed week with dairy at the forefront reminding the nearly 500,000 Farm Show visitors of the important role the industry plays in their lives and in their local communities. We racked up numerous dairy farmer media interviews, thousands of face-to-face consumer interactions at Destination Dairy and the Calving Corner, more than 8,500 photos taken with the Undeniably Dairy milk glass, and celebrated $162,500 raised for Fill a Glass with Hope® that has already distributed 14 million servings of milk to those in need. 
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Dairying for Tomorrow Award Applications Now Being Accepted 
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Dairying for Tomorrow awards that recognize farmers who show a passion for dairying and use practices in three categories – animal care, community outreach and environmental stewardship - that will help lead the industry into the future.
Jan King, of King Brothers Dairy, 2019 Community Outreach winner said, “We’re very honored to win this award. We have a family tradition of promotion, starting with our parents, and are lucky to have a team of incredible people – from everyone on the farm to our retail staff. We know that we are part of a larger effort of dairy farmers who work every day, not just to provide nourishing milk and dairy products, but to share their stories.”
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New York Dairy Princess Pageant Set for February 18
Outgoing New York State Dairy Princesses are from left to right: Alternate Morgan Hungerford, Princess Reegan Domagala and Alternate Alyssa Roorda.
The 57th annual New York State Dairy Princess Coronation is set for Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Holiday Inn, Liverpool, N.Y., beginning with a milk punch reception at 5 p.m., followed by the banquet at 6 p.m. 
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