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Darigold To Expand Plant in Sunnyside, Washington
Monday, July 22, 2013 (894 reads)

Darigold plans to spend about $22 million to expand its plant in Sunnyside, Washington, spurred in part by the Port of Sunnyside’s plan to build a $6 million pre-treatment wastewater facility.

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NOTICE - Revision Made To EU Health Certification Program
Friday, July 19, 2013 (755 reads)

Please take note that the EU Health Certification Program has been revised to include the derogation renewal policy. The instructions in this document establish the responsibilities and procedures for obtaining European Union Health Certificates. The program outlined in these instructions shall be used to demonstrate compliance with Regulation (EC) No 853/2004 which outlines the requirements for the export of dairy products from the United States to the EU.

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USDA Dairy Outlook Report
Friday, July 19, 2013 (970 reads)

The latest USDA reports that milk production forecasts for the year 2013 have increased in July. This comes after second quarter production was higher than had been expected and production is now expected to remain slightly higher for the rest of the year. The milk production forecast for 2013 has been raised to 202 billion lbs, and the forecast for 2014 was unchanged at 204.5 billion lbs.

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U.S., Europe Trade Deal A Challenge for Agriculture
Thursday, July 18, 2013 (699 reads)

As the first round of talks on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership kicked off on July 19th, agricultural trade experts say it marks the beginning of a challenging but hopefully rewarding process that could result in the largest trade deal in the world. At present, the United States and the EU have about $2.7 billion of trade daily, and nearly $4 trillion is invested each other's economies.

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July Has Become The Largest Trading Month of 2013 for NZX Dairy Futures Market
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (1023 reads)

July has become the biggest trading month of 2013 on the NZX Dairy Futures Market - and the month is not at an end yet. By the close of trading on July 17, over 2,600 lots had been traded during the month. Whole milk powder (WMP) Futures have been most active, with 1,520 lots traded so far in July. 

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Dairy Product Prices Rise 4.9% in GDT Auction
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (1004 reads)

Prices of dairy products posted their biggest gain since early April in Fonterra Co-operative Group’s latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a jump in whole milk powder, the biggest product by volume.

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California Dairy Farmers, Cheese Makers Compromise on Milk, Whey Prices
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (833 reads)

California dairy farmers and cheese makers have agreed to a short-term compromise over the price of milk bound for the cheese plants. The deal calls for an increase in the minimum amount that processors must pay for milk that's made into cheese, and a separate increase reflecting the value of whey.

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CWT Assists with 7.9 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (665 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 30 requests for export assistance to sell 4.398 million pounds (1,995 metric tons) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 3.522 million pounds (1,598 metric tons) of butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. 

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Fonterra Cuts Dairy Prices in China Amid Probe
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 (788 reads)

Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. has sharply lowered prices on some products it sells in China, following other companies that have done the same as Beijing investigates suspected price-fixing by foreign baby formula suppliers. 

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House Passes Farm Bill After Cutting Out Food Stamp Money
Friday, July 12, 2013 (820 reads)

The House has adopted a farm bill, voting 216-208, after eliminating hundreds of billions of dollars for the food stamp program to win the backing of conservative legislators. The measure would provide about $195 billion of subsidies to farmers during the next decade. If the House and the Senate fail to agree on funding food stamps, the money could be restored through normal appropriations.


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