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16 December 2019
View news from European Union Salmonella Most Common Cause of Foodborne Outbreaks in EU
EU - Nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU in 2018 were caused by Salmonella. This is one of the main findings of the annual report on trends and sources of zoonoses published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European...
13 December 2019
View news from United States NFU Board Backs Amended USMCA
US - In a closely divided vote, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors opted to support an amended US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) released earlier this week....
View news from Oman Mazoon Dairy Partners with National Training Fund
OMAN - Oman-based Mazoon Dairy said it has signed an agreement with National Training Fund for provision of training and also employment opportunities to 100 Omani nationals across various sectors through the second edition of its Qudarat programme....
View news from Australia ACCC Welcomes Mandatory Dairy Code
AUSTRALIA - The ACCC welcomes today’s announcement of the introduction of a mandatory dairy industry code by the Minister for Agriculture, Sen. The Hon. Bridget McKenzie....
View news from United States Team Finds Bovine Kobuvirus in US
US - A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the US, according to a report by researchers....
12 December 2019
View news from New Zealand EU Clawback Takes Added Value Dairy Opportunities Off Table
NEW ZEALAND - The ongoing expansion of the EU’s geographic indication (GI) agenda will now prevent New Zealand dairy producers from exporting feta and other commonly produced cheeses to the high value Chinese market, as part of a recent agreement between...
11 December 2019
View news from Armenia Dairy Companies in Armenia Fined by Antitrust Agency
ARMENIA - The Armenian State Commission for Protection of Economic Competition has fined three companies for unfair competition. ...
View news from New Zealand Dairy Leaders Emphasise Importance of Multilateral Trade
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy associations across the globe are joining together to express their support for the multilateral rules-based trade system, underpinned by the World Trade Organisation (WTO)....
View news from Global Focus on Food Security, Sustainability
GLOBAL - The number of malnourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. Infant mortality rates are unacceptably high. Against this background, there is a need for the global pooling of research...
10 December 2019
View news from Kenya Dairy Farmers Protest Another Sharp Drop in Raw Milk Prices
KENYA - Leading milk processors are currently buying raw milk for Sh17 a litre, down from Sh30 two months ago....
09 December 2019
View news from Australia Minister Ramps Up Dairy Attack on Coles
AUSTRALIA - Drought Minister David Littleproud has doubled down on his scathing criticism of Coles, accusing the supermarket giant of greed....
View news from Kenya MPs Demand Ban on Dairy Imports
KENYA - A parliamentary committee wants the government to stop importation of milk, saying cheap imports are killing the local industry....
View news from Sri Lanka Imported Milk Powder Prices Reduced in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - Sri Lanka Consumer Affairs Authority has announced that the prices of all brands of imported milk powder with has been reduced effective Monday (9 December)....
View news from Rwanda Dairy Farmers Cautioned Against Antibiotics
RWANDA - Antibiotic residues in milk are threatening its quality and that of other dairy products as well as income of farmers who have spent resources on its production, actors in the dairy sector have said....
06 December 2019
View news from Global Global Food Prices Jump in November
GLOBAL - World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils....
View news from Thailand Govt Aims for Bigger Share of China's Dairy Market
THAILAND - The government is looking at the possibility of expanding the distribution in China of Thai-Denmark dairy products....
View news from United Kingdom First Milk Announces January Milk Price Hold
UK - First Milk yesterday announced that it will be holding its milk price at the current level for January 2020....
05 December 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Report Skewed Toward Lower End of Pre-report Estimates
US - Last week, this publication noted that placements in October were rumored to be quite large, but that the "Cattle on Feed" report skewed toward the lower end of pre-report estimates, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Australia Coles to Pay A$5m to Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Coles will pay over $5 million to Norco dairy farmers after it was found it had not passed on the full amount of a milk price rise, despite claiming it did in a marketing campaign....
04 December 2019
View news from United States US Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020
Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at the highest levels seen in years. ...
View news from Bangladesh Demand for Dairy Products to Grow Double Digits
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh has huge growth potential in dairy and the demand for dairy products is likely to grow double-digit, buoyed by rising income and expanding middle class, said a senior executive of an international dairy company owned by farmers....
View news from Jamaica Massive Chance for Local Dairy ­Farmers to Increase Production
JAMAICA - The local dairy industry is being prepped to ride the crest of a growing demand for fresh milk by developing countries, with a projected 22 per cent increase in global milk ­production by 2027. ...
View news from United States Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers
US - A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label....
03 December 2019
View news from Jamaica Govt Looks to Revive Dairy Sector
JAMAICA - The Government is seeking to revive the local dairy industry by boosting technical competence in breeding and genetic strategies to improve milk yields from cattle....
View news from Rwanda Cattle Farmers to Benefit from Solar-powered Boreholes
RWANDA - Cattle in Nyagatare and Kayonza districts will no longer face water shortages and death induced by drought thanks to new boreholes run by solar energy....
View news from New Zealand Yili Group's NZ Investment Caters to Global Dairy Consumers
NEW ZEALAND - The first dairy enterprise in Asia, Yili Group is integrating premium resources in New Zealand to serve its global consumers, taking significant action to build the 'World Integrally Sharing Health'....
View news from Mongolia ADB, Milko Sign Deal to Expand Dairy Operations, Improve Rural Livelihoods
MONGOLIA - On 28 November, Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a local currency loan equivalent to $7.5 million with Milko LLC (Milko), a member of the Teso group (Teso) and a leading dairy company in Mongolia, to support the company’s plans to expand...
View news from European Union New EU Commission Must Back Agriculture, IFA Says
EU - Speaking as the new EU Commission took up office, IFA President Joe Healy said this Commission will preside over some of the most important decisions in the history of the EU....
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