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California Ag Secretary Grants Hearing to Consider Milk Pricing Amendment
Thursday, August 15, 2013 (682 reads)

In response to a July petition by California dairy producer groups, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross has agreed to hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the state’s milk pricing program. This September meeting will address "inequities" in the state’s whey pricing formula and a proposal to replace a recent price adjustment.

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Idaho Dairy At Crossroads States ADPI CEO Dave Thomas At Idaho Milk Producers Convention
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 (794 reads)

The third-largest milk-producing state in the nation is at the crossroads of "slow" and "grow," and Idaho's processors and producers have some decisions to make, stated Dave Thomas CEO of the American Dairy Products Institute during his presentation at the Idaho Milk Processors Association Annual Convention.

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Glanbia Celebrates New Cheese Innovation Center
Monday, August 12, 2013 (682 reads)

The grand opening celebration for cheese maker Glanbia's corporate headquarters and Cheese Innovation Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, showcased the innovative new center's 14,000-square-foot facility for product development and testing as well as a 35,000-square-foot office building. The innovation center features culinary and analytical labs, a kitchen, offices and a conference room. 

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August Featured Commentary - Permeate Is Like The Dairy Industry's Coconut Water
Thursday, August 08, 2013 (2455 reads)

In all the excitement about the increasing demand for dairy ingredients and tight markets for dairy proteins worldwide, there is still one dairy ingredient that there seems to be plenty of and one that can’t quite establish itself as a food ingredient.  It goes by many names and is yet undefined. 


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China Fines Milk Powder Firms
Thursday, August 08, 2013 (889 reads)

China has imposed fines totalling $109 million on six international milk powder companies accused of price-fixing.

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GlobalDairyTrade Auction Well Supported Despite Botulism Scare
Thursday, August 08, 2013 (647 reads)

Dairy commodity prices eased at the first the first GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction to be held since the news broke of certain Fonterra products being contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin. The 2.4% decrease in the GDT Price Index is not a massive downwards swing in prices indicating the market is not overly concerned about quality issues of the products Fonterra is selling via the auction. Fonterra does not sell whey products on GDT. 

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USDEC Reports US Dairy Exporters Shipped Record Volumes In First Half of 2013
Thursday, August 08, 2013 (658 reads)

Capitalizing on steady global demand, faltering production from other suppliers and favorable pricing, U.S. dairy exporters shipped record volumes in the first half of 2013. Americans gained share against their major competitors as well: in the first half, U.S. exports of milk powder, cheese, butterfat and whey were up 9%.

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Seven ADPI Members In Dairy Food's Dairy 100 Top Ten
Thursday, August 08, 2013 (771 reads)

ADPI member NestlĂ© USA has been tagged as North America's largest dairy processor, in this year’s Dairy 100 List of Manufacturers complied by Dairy Foods. ADPI is proud to have seven of our members listed in the top ten.

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Saputo Announces $136.7M Profit in Q1, Predicts Slow Growth
Thursday, August 08, 2013 (653 reads)

Dairy and cheese giant Saputo boosted its dividend this week but warned that stagnant domestic growth and intense competition will eat into the benefits from its recent Morningstar acquisition in the United States.

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Fonterra Chief Apologizes Over Anxiety Caused by WPC Contamination
Thursday, August 08, 2013 (748 reads)

Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings has apologized for the anxiety caused over the past few days by the quality issue involving three batches of potentially affected whey protein concentrate (WPC80). Mr Spierings briefed media about why Fonterra alerted regulatory authorities, customers and the public about the product, and provided a detailed overview of what happened following its manufacture. 

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