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3-A SSI Introduces New E-learning Resources
Thursday, May 26, 2016 (648 reads)

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) has announced the introduction of three new e-learning modules designed to bring the world of hygienic equipment design to audiences around the world at any time of the day or night, free of charge. 

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General Mills Seeks to Patent New Uses for Yogurt Whey
Thursday, May 26, 2016 (689 reads)

General Mills is seeking a patent for using neutralized yogurt whey in confectionery items, cereals, snacks, beverages and other products. 

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Kraft Heinz to Invest $100M in Velveeta Plant Expansion
Thursday, May 26, 2016 (720 reads)

Kraft Heinz will invest more than $100 million to expand its cheese plant in New Ulm, Minnesota, where the company produces its Velveeta product. The expansion will add about 50 jobs to the plant's 400 workers, according to Brian Tohal, coordinator for the nonprofit New Ulm Economic Development Corp.

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India Dairy Exports Fell 28% in 2015-16
Thursday, May 26, 2016 (721 reads)

Exports of a wide range of farm products such as rice, wheat, guargum, vegetables, dairy items and sesame seeds fell sharply in 2015-16 as agriculture shipments declined by a whopping 19.56 percent to $24.24 billion compared to a 15.57 per cent overall decrease in goods exports.

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CWT Assists with 3.6 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, May 26, 2016 (535 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 12 requests for export assistance to sell 2.776 million pounds (1,259 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese; 771,618 pounds (350 metric tons) of butter and 88,185 pounds (40 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, Oceania, and South America.

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Chobani Expanding Idaho Production Facility
Thursday, May 26, 2016 (728 reads)

Chobani is investing $100 million to expand its Twin Falls, Idaho production facility. The bigger footprint will allow the company to create a headquarters for its worldwide research and development group.

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Trans Pacific Partnership Would Be a $1.5 Billion Net Gain for Dairy
Friday, May 20, 2016 (676 reads)

The International Trade Commission (ITC) reported this week the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) would be a $1.5 billion net gain for the U.S. dairy industry by 2032, with total U.S. dairy output growing 1.3%.

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Global Dairy Prices Rise as Volumes Decline at GlobalDairyTrade Auction
Friday, May 20, 2016 (780 reads)

A rise in global dairy prices offers tentative evidence they may have bottomed out, but any recovery will be gradual and will unlikely offer immediate relief to farmers angry about cuts to the farmgate prices. The May 17th Global Dairy Trade auction prices climbed 2.6 percent to an average selling price of $2,283 per ton, although that came on the back of low offer volumes. In total, there were 155 bidders offering 18,113 tons of product, the lowest amount in three years.

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American Cheese Surplus Could Impact Canada’s Dairy Farmers
Thursday, May 19, 2016 (574 reads)

With America’s dairy industry expected to produce a record 212.4 billion pounds of milk this year – the most, ever – that overflow is funneling towards cheese makers who have clinched their own record: 1.19 billion pounds of cheese in commercial cold storage. However that surplus could spell trouble for Canada’s dairy farmers, says Sylvain Charlebois, dean of the faculty of management and professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University.

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Vietnamese, Thai Firms To Pour $4 Billion Into Russian Dairy Production
Thursday, May 19, 2016 (563 reads)

Asian businesses plan to invest around $4 billion in milk and dairy production in Russia, helping Moscow replace imports hit by trade sanctions on traditional suppliers. Vietnamese dairy producer TH Group began building milk farms in the Moscow region on Wednesday as part of a 10-year project worth $2.7 billion. Separately, the state-backed Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced plans on Wednesday to sign an agreement with Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) on joint investments in the construction of a $1 billion milk and dairy complex in the Ryazan region of Russia.


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