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VernDale Products Expanding Dried Milk Powder Operations
Friday, August 30, 2013 (1401 reads)

VernDale Products Inc., a manufacturer of dried milk powder and ADPI membr, plans to open a second facility with a $16 million investment.

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Farm Bill: Milk Prices Could Raise if Congress Fails to Act
Friday, August 30, 2013 (1417 reads)

If Congress cannot find common ground soon on a farm bill that both funds the food stamp program and sets new agriculture policy, farmers and livestock producers risk losing insurance and drought relief, and milk prices could jump nationwide. The trouble with the Sept. 30 deadline: Congress has only nine working days together next month.

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$30 Million of Processing Equipment Up For Auction
Thursday, August 29, 2013 (1275 reads)

A large-scale equipment auction is selling off barely used machinery from GEA, Niro, Siemens and other big names from the former BioExx Speciality Proteins facility in Saskatchewan, Canada. 

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Fonterra Resumes Sri Lankan Operations
Thursday, August 29, 2013 (1105 reads)

New Zealand diary giant Fonterra has resumed operations in Sri Lanka after temporarily closing its plant out of concern for the safety of its staff.

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RELCO Europe Is Award Fonterra Lactose Plant Contract
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (1523 reads)

Fonterra and Netherlands based RELCO Europe have confirmed they have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of its L-TECH Lactose Plant, Evaporators and Consumption equipment for Fonterra’s new dairy ingredients plant in Heerenveen, in the north of the Netherlands.

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MPI Confirms Fonterra's Botulism Crisis Was a False Alarm
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (1186 reads)

Dairy products made by the New Zealand company Fonterra that were at the center of a global contamination scare this month did not contain a bacterium that could cause botulism and posed no food safety threat, New Zealand officials have stated.

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Wisconsin Dairy Exports Up 23%
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (1012 reads)

The value of Wisconsin's dairy exports for the first half of 2013 is up 23% compared with a year ago. Governor Scott Walker's office announced August 27th that exports of state dairy products increased to $171 million. Wisconsin ranks fourth nationwide for the value of dairy exports.

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NASS to Resume Milk Production Surveys in October
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (1004 reads)

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will resume milk production quarterly producer surveys in the new federal fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2013.  

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Chinese Social Media is Key for Milk Powder Companies
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (1174 reads)

Global milk powder companies are poring over Chinese social media sites in a bid to stay abreast of public sentiment regarding a pricing investigation and food-safety scare. Weibo and other online forums are increasingly seen as key to protecting the milk brands' reputation in the $14.5 billion Chinese market.


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US Milk Powder Exports Nearly Double Over Last Five Years
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 (1014 reads)

Over the last five years, US milk powder exports have nearly doubled to 500,000 tons, while cheese exports have more than doubled to 250,000 tons. However, the question is will the US take the opportunity to further expand its exports as global dairy supplies tighten and countries look to other sources after the recent contamination scares?

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