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Major Dairy Producers Want Preference In EU Cheese Quotas
Thursday, February 19, 2015 (894 reads)

Canada’s largest dairy processors are pressing the federal government to allocate to them the lion’s share of higher cheese import quotas from Europe under the new free trade deal with the European Union, Saputo chief executive Lino Saputo Jr. said following a speech to the Canadian Club of Montreal.

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New Fonterra Ingredients Plant in the Netherlands
Thursday, February 19, 2015 (935 reads)

Fonterra's first wholly-owned plant in Europe is open for business. The new dairy ingredients plant located in Heerenveen, in the north region of the Netherlands, produces whey protein and lactose

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CWT Assists with 2.9 Million Pounds of Butter Export Sales
Thursday, February 19, 2015 (571 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 7 requests for export assistance to sell 2.943 million pounds (1,335 metric tons) of 82% butter to customers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

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Organic Milk Sales Are On The Rise
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (877 reads)

About $5.1 billion of the total $35 billion spent on organic groceries last year was spent on organic dairy, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. Organic milk sales increased 9.5% in the first 11 months 2014, according to the USDA, and sales of organic dairy products has more than doubled in the last decade. 

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CA Dairy Cooperatives Propose CA Join Federal Milk Marketing Order
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (961 reads)

Highlighting the continued support of their farmer-owners, California Dairies, Inc. (CDI), Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) and Land O'Lakes, Inc., the three largest dairy cooperatives in California have submitted a joint proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), petitioning for milk producers in the state to begin operating under a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO).

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CWT Assists with 1.3 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (670 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 2 requests for export assistance to sell 220,462 pounds (100 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 1.102 million pounds (500 metric tons) of 82% butter to customers in the Middle East and Central America.

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Why Dairy Cows May Be Moving Out of California
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (1049 reads)

With California facing its fourth year of a devastating drought, and dairy operators struggling with the high cost of hay, other states are swooping in to try to lure them away. And they're not pitching generous tax incentives, but the promise of water, a stable feed supply and abundant land. 

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USDA Projects Deteriorating Milk Prices for 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (815 reads)

The United States Department of Agriculture released its February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate, with the 2015 all-milk price range reduced to $17.40 to $18.10. That’s a 35¢ to 45¢/cwt drop from January.


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DFA Announces Plans To Build Global Headquarters and Milk Powder Plant in Kansas
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (949 reads)

Dairy Farmers of America announced plans to build a $30 million headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas. DFA has also confirmed plans to build a $235 million state-of-the-art dairy ingredients plant in Western Kansas. The plant, to be built in partnership with Chinese dairy company Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group will manufacture milk powder for the export market.

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Challenging Situation In Getting Product In and Out of West Coast Ports
Monday, February 09, 2015 (736 reads)

Shippers are finding very challenging situations in getting their products in and out of West Coast ports. Emotions are running high among local business owners and managers as containers filled with products such as compressed straw destined for Japan and South Korea, grass seed headed to sites throughout Europe and China and frozen fruits and vegetables coming into Oregon, await being loaded or unloaded.

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