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O-AT-KA Meets Demand for Dairy Products
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (2730 reads)

The O-AT-KA dairy cooperative in Batavia, N.Y., has more than 300 employees who process 600 million pounds of milk a year. The company produces its own Gold Cow, Jerzee and Spring Farm brands, and also sells to food manufacturers.

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EU and US Trade Bosses Commit to Doha Progress
Friday, March 20, 2009 (1692 reads)

EU Trade Commissioner Catherine Ashton and the new US Trade Representative Ron Kirk have agreed to intensify efforts to bring the Doha round of trade talks to a conclusion.

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Protein Drinks Expanding Despite Health Skepticism
Friday, March 20, 2009 (1763 reads)

Milk and fruit drinks enriched with proteins are growing beyond niche market of exercise junkies by broadening into other functional areas like satiety and clinical nutrition, according to Zenith International.

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February Milk Production: Down 2.5% or Up 0.6%?
Friday, March 20, 2009 (1688 reads)

The USDA/NASS released the February, 2009 milk production numbers on March 18th.  According to NASS, total milk production for February was 14.75 billion lbs., representing a 2.5% decrease from the monthly volume in February, 2008.  Yet the same day, the Daily Dairy Report issued by the CME Group indicated that milk production in February, 2009 actually increased by 0.6% over the prior year.  Who do you believe? 

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Asia Vital to Global Milk Ingredient Stabilization
Thursday, March 19, 2009 (1749 reads)

A supply and demand imbalance within the global milk ingredient market is expected to stabilize in the next few years on the back of strengthening demand in Asia, suggests a new report

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Land O'Lakes Tax Deal Clears Way for California Expansion
Thursday, March 19, 2009 (1867 reads)

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors have inked a deal with Land O' Lakes to provide millions of dollars in incentives for expansion of the company's Tulare plant.

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Humboldt Creamery to Sell Los Angeles Facility
Thursday, March 19, 2009 (1934 reads)

Humboldt Creamery officials have announced plans to sell its Los Angeles facility in order to focus on core operations.

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Cheese Flexibility Equals Resilience in Testing Times
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (1634 reads)

As the European Commission expects some short-term fall in demand for added value dairy products, one national trade association claims that cheese is well placed to meet various consumer needs during the economic downturn.

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OSHA Withdraws Announced Diacetyl Rule
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 (1645 reads)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has withdrawn its advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the food flavoring chemical diacetyl so it can facilitate the opening of a small business advocacy review panel, according to a notice scheduled to be published in the March 17 Federal Register.

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Obama Targets Food Safety
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1567 reads)

President Obama has accused the Bush administration of creating a "hazard to public health" by failing to curb food contamination problems, and he announced new leadership and other changes aimed at modernizing food-safety laws.

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