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Dairy Market Update: What’s Ahead for Economy, Input Costs & Retail Food Prices
Monday, November 01, 2010 (1025 reads)

While federal economists say recovery from the recent recession remains slow, the country's gross domestic product is expected to grow. However, feed and energy costs for the U.S. dairy industry appear to be headed higher. The expected price for corn, just one example, may reach its highest marketing-year average in history. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, those higher input costs likely will raise retail prices for all food products, but consumers buying dairy products may notice the biggest price hikes.

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USDA Economists up Dairy Retail Inflation Forecast
Monday, November 01, 2010 (1140 reads)

New forecasts published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggest that dairy retail prices in the US could jump by more than 5 percent in 2011.

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New Research Returns Dairy to the Forefront of Conversations Involving Diet and Health.
Monday, November 01, 2010 (957 reads)

Dairy consumption has been dropping since the 1970s, partly on erroneous concerns that the entire category is high in fat and calories. But new studies are showing that yogurt and whey protein confer important health benefits, setting the stage for a new focus on products made with dairy.

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Study Looks at Reasons for Raw Milk Boom
Monday, November 01, 2010 (1032 reads)

Researchers at Ohio State University are conducting a study to determine why some people prefer raw milk and others do not. "We truly do not know very much about how people make the choice to drink raw or pasteurized milk," said Lydia Medeiros, a professor who said she wants to find out why interest in raw milk is increasing.

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Fonterra Establishes Second Farm in China, Looking To Set Up Many More
Monday, November 01, 2010 (929 reads)

New Zealand's largest company already operates one farm in China and signed an agreement last week to establish a second farm nearby. The cost of each farm is about US$30 million (NZ$40m), of which a high percentage is for livestock. The company had learned a lot from the establishment of its first farm at Tangshan, 230 kilometers from Beijing, said Fonterra's general manager of international farming, Peter Moore. Fonterra is looking to set up as many as 20 dairy farms in China.

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