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Agricluture Secretary Vilsack Announces Immediate Relief for Struggling Dairy Producers
Friday, July 31, 2009 (1648 reads)

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has announced that the Obama Administration is taking immediate action to support struggling dairy farmers by increasing the amount paid for dairy products through the Dairy Product Price Support Program (DPPSP). USDA estimates show that these increases, which will be in place from August 2009 through October 2009, will increase dairy farmers' revenue by $243 million.

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House Approves New Food-Safety Laws
Friday, July 31, 2009 (1731 reads)

In a major step toward an overhaul of the nation's food safety system, the House of Representatives has passed legislation to require more frequent inspections of processing plants and give the government the authority to order the recall of tainted foods.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Says He's Working to Increase Dairy Price Supports
Thursday, July 30, 2009 (1627 reads)

U.S. Senators who represent farm states, have been told by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that the USDA has agreed to raise the price support for dairy products as a first step to relieve hard-pressed dairy farmers across the nation. During a meeting to discuss how to address the plummeting milk prices, Vilsack said he's working with the Office of Management and Budget to temporarily increase the dairy price support program in order to help restore farm level prices, as well as producers' ability to produce basic cash flow for their operations.

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House Vote Delays New Power for FDA
Thursday, July 30, 2009 (1669 reads)

The House has narrowly rejected legislation aimed at giving the Food and Drug Administration more authority and funding to police food safety. Certain key provisions in this House bill that has the potential to effect a majority of ADPI members include more frequent FDA inspections of processing facilities, new registration rules for food processing/handling facilities and a $500 registration fee for each location. 

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Milk Guzzling Children May Live Longer
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 (1794 reads)

Consuming plenty of dairy products at a young age may lower stroke risk and lead to a longer life, according to a 65-year follow up study.

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Commission Raises Alarm Over Dairy Supply Chain Imbalances
Friday, July 24, 2009 (1856 reads)

The EU Commission has raised the alarm over the failure of dairy prices at the check-out to follow commodity prices downwards as competition authorities in the UK extend a dairy price-fixing probe.

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EC Rejects Quota Reduction Pleas in Dairy Crisis Report
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 (1861 reads)

The European Commission has rejected any reduction in milk quotas despite protests from dairy farmers struggling to cope with falling prices.

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New Zealand Annual Milk Production Increases 9.8%, Survey Shows
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 (2000 reads)

New Zealand farmers, the world’s largest dairy exporters, increased milk production almost 10 percent in the year ended June as they re-stocked after a drought the previous season, according to a government survey.

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Saputo Inc. Completes the Acquisition of the Activities of F&A Dairy of California, Inc.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (1612 reads)

Saputo Inc. has completed the transaction announced on June 23, 2009 and acquired the activities of F&A Dairy of California, Inc. which manufactures, sells and distributes, principally mozzarella, provolone and whey products.

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Dairy Product Prices: Cheese & Butter Down, Milk Up
Monday, July 20, 2009 (1689 reads)

A review of cheddar cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk and dry whey prices ending the week of July 11, 2009

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