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Second plant shutdown this year: Scotburn’s new CEO under ‘tremendous pressure’

Scotsburn Ice Cream Company, maker of frozen novelty desserts, will shut down its production facility in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, on Dec. 9, 2016, as the company is under...

US dairy groups gain international support to call out Canada’s dairy trade restrictions

Dairy organizations in the US, Australia, the EU, Mexico, and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing "indignation" about Canada's recent actions to...

US dairy giants to pay $52m to milk purchasers in court settlement

Some of the largest dairy producers in the US will have to pay $52m to milk purchasers across 15 states and the District of Columbia, after US District Judge Jeffery...

Australia to look into dairy industry

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the country’s dairy industry.

Details of European Commission aid package for farmers finalized

The precise details of the European Commission’s €500m ($559m) aid package for the dairy sector announced by Commissioner Phil Hogan in July have been finalized in agreement with Member States....

US Senators call for investigation into Canada’s dairy trade policies

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...

Müller hikes October UK milk price

Müller is the latest company in the UK to raise its milk price. The company has told its dairy farmers that the standard milk price will increase by an average of...

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First Milk prices rise for third straight month

First Milk has announced that it will increase its UK September milk prices by up to 1.25ppl ($0.0164/l), and that a further hike will happen in October.

Fonterra boosts forecast milk price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today announced an increase to its 2016-17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price.

Arla Foods hikes September milk price

Arla Foods is to up its milk prices next month after holding its August rate.

USDA to buy 11 million lbs of cheese to help dairy producers eat through surplus

The USDA has plans to purchase approximately 11 million lbs. of cheese from private inventories to assist food banks and pantries across the nation, while reducing a cheese surplus that...

Commission releases draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has released its draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2015-16 dairy season.

New US-Mexico Dairy Alliance 're-energizes' commitment to NAFTA agreement

Leaders of U.S. and Mexican dairy industry organizations have signed a US–Mexico Dairy Alliance pledging to work together to boost trade between the two countries.

Benemilk operations reduced

According to a media release from Finnish food company Raisio plc, the short-term outlook for its subsidiary, Benemilk Ltd, is not favorable.

Müller sends letter to farmers explaining milk price

Ronald Kers, Group CEO for Müller’s UK business, has sent a letter to all the company’s UK dairy suppliers outlining its position on milk pricing.

Elmhurst Dairy to shut down operations in NYC after almost 100 years

New York City-based milk processing plant Elmhurst Dairy will officially shut down its operations after nearly 100 years in business, resulting in the layoff of its 273 employees. 

Dairy Crest and First Milk hike prices, Müller responds to NFU criticism

First Milk has confirmed it will increase its A prices in the UK for August and September by up to 1.25ppl (1.65 cents/liter), as well as lifting its B price...

Robot Trolley Packer packs dairy bottles at double the speed

Mechelec Automation has developed a TP1002 Trolley Packer for the dairy industry to pack NIS, INFINI and ECO dairy bottles.

New €500m support package for European farmers includes €150m for dairy

The European Commission has today presented a new package of measures worth €500m ($553m) from EU funds to support farmers in the face of ongoing market difficulties, particularly on the...

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Arla launches milk brand to give back to its farmers

Arla Foods amba has introduced Arla Farmers Milk in the UK, so consumers can pay more for milk knowing that 25p (32c) of each unit sold will go directly to...

IRI report says private label struggling

A new private label (PL) report, 'Private Label in Western Economies’, has been published by retail market analysts IRI.

EU increases dairy intervention ceilings again

The European Commission has further increased the public intervention ceiling for skimmed milk powder (SMP) from 218,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes.

Milk powder producers prep for future global demand despite tanking milk prices

US milk powder producers said they plan to expand production capacity, which could translate into 440m pounds per year of additional milk powder, tacking on to the already mounting global...

NZ ministry predicts strong dairy growth

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand says that while dairy exports are down 6% in the past year, the future looks good.

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The international Milk Price Review shows the standardized milk price calculations for April 2016 deliveries.

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