Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and other major cable providers could band together to try to outbid DIRECTV when the satellite broadcaster's Sunday Ticket package with the NFL comes up for renewal after the 2014 season. DIRECTV reportedly pays an annual average fee of $1 billion for the out-of-market game coverage, but the price could increase, given recent sizable rate increases charged by the NFL to ESPN and broadcast networks.
The Windham Foundation in Vermont has been given a proposal that encourages keeping the Retreat Farm, which was once owned by Brattleboro Retreat, open for business. Under the proposal, presented by the Brattleboro Agriculture Advisory Committee, the farm would produce cheese from a herd of Jersey cows and have the option to run the existing petting zoo.
Selling its door-to-door dairy service to rival Dairy Crest appears to have benefited Arla Foods UK, which has subsequently seen significant growth recently. The company was also warned by parent group Arla Foods to improve business.
An additional $131,725 worth of Grow Wisconsin Dairy Team grants have been allocated to six Wisconsin dairies. The grants are intended to encourage local dairy growth and expand community economic impact.