All news articles for February 2019

As GHG emissions go down, butter prices could go up

By Beth Newhart

The EU uses environmentally friendly fuels like ethanol and biodiesel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). But the vegetable oils that make up EU biodiesel are facing high demand and a higher carbon tax, resulting in price increases for butter.

Governor of Washington Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency with more snow on the way. Pic: ©GettyImages/Kayla Teske

1,600 dairy cows are dead after Washington blizzard

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) has reported that more than 1,600 cows perished during an unusually heavy snowstorm in the Yakima Valley region of Washington State. The significant loss further burdens an already-struggling industry.

Small or marginal holdings make achieving efficiencies through economies of scale more difficult, particularly when they rely on old techniques. Pic: ©Getty Images/RakeshPicholiya

Much touted mantra has good intentions but Indian dairy has already been moving on

Can India double dairy farmers’ incomes in three years?

By Richard Whitehead

The phrase “doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022” is in danger of toppling “Jai Hind” as India’s most popular rally call. From bag carriers to the prime minister himself, anyone who matters has been seen uttering the line often and with great meaning.

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