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Midfield and Louis Dreyfus Partnership Will Give 100% of Milk Exports A Home
Thursday, September 08, 2016 (441 reads)

Tens of millions of dollars worth of milk products will be exported to the US, the Middle East and Southern Asia each year if all goes to plan with a milk processing plant being built in Penola, southeast South Australia. Under a partnership with agricultural commodity trader Louis Dreyfus, Midfield said 100 percent of their product would have a home from their first day of exporting. The company planned to export milk powder and fats internationally.

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Global Dairy Prices Hit 18-Month High
Thursday, September 08, 2016 (552 reads)

The dairy sector has reason to approach the end of the year with optimism, as global dairy prices continue to rally with price increases for the third consecutive auction. Fonterra’s latest GlobalDairyTrade auction showed the GDT Price Index climbed 7.7 percent, with an average selling price of $ US2,920 per ton, at the latest auction held September 6thThe result drives the index to an 18-month high.

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US Senators Want Canadian Dairy Policies Investigated
Thursday, September 08, 2016 (465 reads)

Two US senators have alleged that Canada’s National Ingredients Strategy and Ontario’s Class VI pricing program violate trade commitments to the US by encouraging Canadian dairy farmers to purchase local milk products instead of US imports.

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China Plans To Raise Scale, Quality of Dairy Sector
Thursday, September 01, 2016 (509 reads)

China will work to raise the scale and quality of its dairy sector in a bid to boost local consumption and rural employment, the country’s agriculture minister said in remarks published on earlier this week.  Han Changfu told a recent conference that China’s dairy sector is not currently fulfilling its potential, with per capita dairy consumption rates only a third of the global average and only half the average across Asia.

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Americans' Cheese Consumption Continues To Rise
Thursday, September 01, 2016 (483 reads)

Americans consumed more than 34 pounds of cheese per capita in 2015, continuing a steady increase of cheese consumption. "Cheese consumption has been continuously going up for the last 20 years, and it doesn't seem to be stopping," said Leslie Butler, a University of California, Davis, agricultural and resource economics lecturer.


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Australian Farmers Bail Out of Dairy Giant Murray Goulburn
Thursday, September 01, 2016 (549 reads)

More than 200 Victorian and Tasmanian farmers who supply Australia’s largest dairy processor Murray Goulburn with milk have quit the industry or switched to rival milk companies since the farmer-owned co-operative slashed its farmgate milk price retrospectively and without warning in late April.'

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U.S. Ag Exports Expected To Rally
Thursday, September 01, 2016 (453 reads)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack resently released revised estimates for FY 2016 and FY 2017 U.S. exports that give farmers and trade officials reason to be optimistic. The forecast for both years indicate U.S. agricultural exports have begun to rally, and are expected to continue a record-setting pace for growth.Vilsack, releasing the first estimated export trade numbers for next year, projects U.S. exports will reach $133 billion, a $6 billion trade jump, which, if realized, would represent the sixth-highest total of record.

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Arla To Triple Its Business In The Beverage Market
Thursday, September 01, 2016 (510 reads)

One important bet in Arla’s ‘Good Growth 2020’ strategy is to capture the opportunities within beverages with a portfolio that includes healthier alternatives based on milk and natural ingredients. The goal towards 2020 is to triple the revenue of milk-based beverages from 230 mEUR in 2015.

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