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03.02.2011

BDM Symposium: "We need a lot of staying power"

On January 29th, 2011 the this year's BDM symposium took place in Berlin. One thing became clear: milk produers have already reached a lot at the national and at the European level.

You can find a detailed article in the German section of our website.


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