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California Dairy Farmers See Profits Rise as Demand For Dairy Exports Increase
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (867 reads)

Dairy farming in the Northern San Joaquin Valley has turned profitable, at long last, thanks mainly to booming exports for powdered milk and other products. It’s welcome news for the several thousand residents who work in the plants that process milk from the region’s farms. 

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Butter's Comeback Churns Big Sales
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (873 reads)

From dairy giant Land O’Lakes to tiny creameries, the butter business is booming. Per capita U.S. butter consumption has hit highs not seen in about 40 years. The once demonized fat is downright de rigueur in cooking circles, a star on celebrity chef shows. It has become a natural food darling.

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Wegmans Launches Specialty Cheese Line Developed in Cheese Cave
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (832 reads)

Wegmans Food Markets is launching a line of specialty soft cheeses including Brie, Camembert and Pie d'Angloys made in the retailer's 12,300-square-foot cheese cave. The more than 40 flavors of cheese will be available in all of the chain's 83 stores, and Wegmans plans to install misting stations at the specialty cheese displays. The research and technology behind the soft cheese production came from a partnership developed between Wegmans, Cornell University and Vermont Creamery as well its own affineur, or cheese expert, Eric Meredith.

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Arla Foods Expands Product Offering on GlobalDairyTrade Auction
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (684 reads)

Arla Foods is pleased to announce that their product portfolio on GlobalDairyTrade will be further extended. Currently Arla Foods offers Butter Milk Powder from Sweden, but as of Trading Event 115 on May the 6th bidders also have the opportunity to purchase Arla’s Butter Milk Powder from the U.K.

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CWT Assists with 8.4 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (599 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 28 requests for export assistance to sell 5.340 million pounds (2,422 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheeses, 2.260 million pounds (1,025 metric tons) of 82% butter and 837,757 pounds (380 Metric tons of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the South Pacific. 

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Saputo Completes the Acquisition of the Fluid Milk Activities of Scotsburn Co-Operative
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (606 reads)

Saputo Inc. has completed the transaction announced on January 17, 2014 and acquired the fluid milk activities of Scotsburn Co-Operative Services Limited based in Atlantic Canada. Scotsburn is a Nova Scotia cooperative that will continue its other activities such as its frozen ice cream and frozen novelties business.

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In Memoriam - Arden G. Reisenbigler
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (807 reads)

Arden G. Reisenbigler, 75, of Arlington Heights, IL, formerly of Erie, IL, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his home. Ardie worked for Erie Foods International and served in the Army Reserves. In 1993 he moved to the Chicago area and has been a Food Ingredient Broker for JLS Foods International. 

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FTA Gives Australia's Dairy Industry an Advantage in Dairy Exports to Japan
Friday, April 11, 2014 (869 reads)

Australia's dairy industry will receive an advantage over key rivals New Zealand and the United States in dairy exports to Japan under the free trade agreement struck this week with about half of Australian cheese exports admitted duty free. 

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Andrew Powers Joins Hoogwegt U.S. As Specialty Ingredients Manager
Thursday, April 10, 2014 (788 reads)

Andy Powers joins Hoogwegt U.S. as Commercial Manager, Specialty Ingredients. In this role, Andy will manage and expand the Hoogwegt U.S. ingredient business. Andy has worked in the food, feed and pharmaceutical industries in a variety of technical, plant operations and commercial roles. Roles have included Research Scientist, Research Chemist, Quality Assurance Manager, Business Manager and Business unit Director. 

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Fonterra Increases Milk Powder on Offer for upcoming GlobalDairyTrade
Thursday, April 10, 2014 (629 reads)

The volumes of product on offer by Fonterra at the April 15 GlobalDairyTrade event is above forecast for whole milk powder (WMP) and skim milk powder (SMP), while anhydrous milk fat (AMF) volumes remain unchanged from the previous forecast.

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