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How will Organic Food Hold up in the Recession?
Monday, December 29, 2008 (2046 reads)

Market analysts have expressed concern this year that demand for organic food will shrink in the tight economic situation, as consumers become less willing to part with a premium.

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Rebuilding the FDA Will Have to "Wait Its Turn"
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 (2093 reads)

Reform of the food-safety system is still years away, say champions who want to rebuild the Food and Drug Administration. The U.S. will continue to depend on growers, processors and others in the industry to oversee the food supply.

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California Milk Production Numbers Drop Slightly
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 (2075 reads)

Figures from the National Agricultural Statistics Service show that California milk production dropped slightly in November after also dropping in October. California continues to be the U.S. leader in milk production despite the news that an 8,000-head dairy farm in Wisconsin could give that state a boost.

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More Milk & Weakening Global Demand Lower Price Forecast
Saturday, December 20, 2008 (3099 reads)

Falling feed costs, which are likely to continue into 2009, will provide little relief for dairy producers.

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3-A SSI Announces 2009 Officers
Saturday, December 20, 2008 (2219 reads)

The 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) Board of Directors recently named Dan Meyer (American Dairy Products Institute) Chair and elected other officers for 2009.

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Analyzer Aims for Automation Ease in Dairy Development
Friday, December 19, 2008 (1803 reads)

After years of developments in the dairy industry, Foss claims that its compact XDS Process Analytics device makes use of a cabinet-stored near infrared (NIR) analysis unit to effectively monitor and even control certain specific processes.

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Campina and Friesland Get Merger Green Light
Friday, December 19, 2008 (1833 reads)

Dairy co-ops Campina and Friesland are to become one at the end of this year, following competition clearance subject to conditions, and a favorable final vote by the councils of both.

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Iowa Ex-Governor Picked for Agriculture Secretary
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (1856 reads)

President-elect Barack Obama has selected former Gov. Tom Vilsack of Iowa to serve as his agriculture secretary, according to officials familiar with the decision, and will make the announcement as he works to round out his remaining cabinet nominations.

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner to Resign
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (1715 reads)

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach, who made progress in stabilizing a troubled agency, has announced his resignation effective Jan. 20, Inauguration Day.

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European Dairy Association (EDA) Says Euro “Cow Tax” Talk is All Hot Air
Monday, December 15, 2008 (1693 reads)

Ongoing talks in the US over a potential tax on methane emissions from dairy cows and other livestock farming is unlikely to be rolled-out globally and would not be welcomed within European dairy, according to Dr. Joop Kleibeuker, secretary general of the European Dairy Association (EDA).

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