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China Arrests Six in Latest Melamine Milk Powder Scare
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (1107 reads)

Executives at another Chinese dairy company have been arrested for allegedly producing milk powder tainted with the industrial contaminant melamine.

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Trade Deal Could Limit U.S. Dairy Exports
Monday, September 20, 2010 (1110 reads)

If cheese looks like mozzarella, tastes like mozzarella and is made like mozzarella, it must be mozzarella — but not if it comes from the United States. That is one possible outcome of a free-trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and South Korea that could make such terms as “mozzarella” and “feta” off-limits for U.S. producers.

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Vermont Senator Leahy Introduces Food Safety Accountability Act
Monday, September 20, 2010 (1037 reads)

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has introduced legislation to hold violators of food safety standards accountable for their crimes.  The legislation follows a bill introduced by Leahy before the August recess, and will strengthen criminal penalties for food safety violators.

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Leprino Foods Making Strides with Cheese Plant Construction
Monday, September 20, 2010 (1606 reads)

Construction is picking up on the Leprino Foods plant in east Greeley, a visible sign that the cheese maker is on the move and beginning to inject life into the region's sagging economy.

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USDA Opens New Agricultural Trade Office in China
Monday, September 20, 2010 (1030 reads)

The opening of this Agricultural Trade Office on mainland China marks USDA's expansion into the dynamic hub of northeast China and reflects the Administration's National Export Initiative, which aims to double American exports in the next five years.

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Fonterra is One Step Closer to Establishing Dairies in China
Monday, September 20, 2010 (1006 reads)

Fonterra’s plan to establish up to six high-producing dairy farms in China has advanced another step with the signing of an agreement with a provincial Chinese government over two potential sites.

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August Milk Production up 2.8 Percent
Sunday, September 19, 2010 (1093 reads)

Milk production in the United States climbed 2.8% in August over last year, with estimated cow numbers trailing last year by just 24,000 head. But USDA, which issued the report this afternoon, says total dairy cow numbers declined 9,000 head since last month.

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Report Seeks to Avert Drop in Hispanic Dairy Consumption
Sunday, September 19, 2010 (977 reads)

A white paper from the Innovation Center for US Dairy has warned that Hispanic consumption of dairy products could go into decline.  Researchers at the Innovation Center, run by Dairy Management, found that dairy consumption tends to fall significantly as Hispanic consumers become more integrated into US society.

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Study Finds Drinking Milk While on Diet Boosts Weight Loss
Friday, September 17, 2010 (996 reads)

New research finds that milky mustache may do the body good in more ways than the dairy industry suggests. Drinking milk could actually help you lose weight.

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U.S. Cheese Consumption Makes Up for Lost Ground
Friday, September 17, 2010 (1075 reads)

2009 was a hard year financially for dairy farmers, but it probably would have been worse had it not been for the increase in U.S. average dairy product consumption. Dairy Profit Weekly editor Dave Natzke reported that the USDA's Economic Research Service annual estimated per capita consumption of dairy products in the U.S. and dairy consumption was up slightly.

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