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Union anger at Northern Ireland milk prices

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Barclay Bell, says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are frustrated and angry at what he says is the derisory milk price increase delivered by local...

Unilever/Tesco row: Are Nestlé & Ferrero next? says Euromonitor

A row has broken out between Unilever and Tesco over price hikes.

Tetra Pak joins $11.5m LINX project for X-ray tomography of cartons

Tetra Pak has partnered with DTU (Technical University of Denmark) and several Danish research institutions to study X-ray tomography for cartons as part of a €10.5m ($11.5m) project called LINX...

NFU says dairy farmers not paid enough

Echoing calls from NFU Scotland for milk buyers to pay farmers more for milk, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) south of the border says dairy farmers are being short-changed to...

Müller raises November milk prices

Müller has raised its UK average milk price by 1.5ppl (2 cents), giving a contract price of 20.94ppl (26.8 cents).

Canadian dairy sector thrives, while agriculture minister dismisses criticism from US dairy

The domestic dairy industry in Canada has proved to be a strong economic driver increasing its GDP from C$15.2bn ($11.6bn) in 2009 to C$19.9bn ($15.2bn) in 2015, according to a new...

NFU Scotland says milk buyers ignoring higher prices

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is calling on all Scottish companies purchasing milk to immediately recognize the strength of current dairy markets and return Scotland’s dairy farmers to profitable production....

Arla and First Milk increasing milk prices

UK company First Milk has announced a 2ppl (2.6 cents) milk price increase for October; its largest monthly increase since 2007.  Meanwhile, Arla Foods is raising its milk price by...

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...

News in brief

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...

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