All news articles for March 2019

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Westland Milk Products lowers pay-out prediction

By Jim Cornall

Lower than expected sales have led to the board of New Zealand’s Westland Milk Products to lower its predicted payout range for the 2018-19 season to NZ$5.80 - NZ$6.00 (US$3.95-US$4.08).

Land for agriculture is at a premium in Singapore. Pic: ©Getty Images/CharlieTong

Tiny community is left up in the air as officials take their time in allocating new plots

Singapore farmers hope government gives clarity on the future of their lands

By Richard Whitehead

Beyond the jam of ships queuing for a berth in Singapore’s harbor, beyond the glass and steel towers bearing the names of the world’s haughtiest banks, beyond the malls, the hawker stalls and the bars of the city center and the massing clusters of public...

Fruit preparations contain fruit which is either puréed or diced and used in dairy products or in the ice cream industry. Pic: ©Getty Images/magone

AGRANA opens third plant in China

By Jim Cornall

The fruit, starch and sugar group AGRANA has officially opened its second production site for fruit preparations in China, adding to its fruit juice concentrate plant.

Pic: ©Getty Images/Freer law

DFA joins GDT Marketplace

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade has announced US-based dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has joined the GDT Marketplace, its 24/7 online dairy trading platform.

Exploring plant-based protein with Cargill at Expo West

Exploring plant-based protein with Cargill at Expo West

By Beth Newhart

Cargill recently completed a study on consumer perceptions of plant-based proteins in the US. Matthew Jacobs of Cargill shared the findings with DairyReporter at the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim this month.