All news articles for March 2019

Thai farmers need help, according to the director general of the country's Department of Trade Negotiations. Pic: ©Getty Images/cocorattanakorn

Australia-New Zealand FTA is an ‘opportunity’ for Thai dairy producers, as long as they learn how to compete with the titan

Thailand preparing dairy farmers in time for 2025 Down Under deal

By Richard Whitehead

As the clock ticks down to 2025, when tariffs and quotas on shipments to and from Australia and New Zealand will be abolished, Thailand’s government is ramping up preparations for the increased competition that will come with free trade between the countries.

Gottlieb's resignation comes just two months after he denied rumors he planned to leave the FDA. Pic: WikimediaCommons

Gottlieb resigns from FDA, dairy projects in the balance

By Beth Newhart

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb signed a resignation letter Tuesday with intent to leave the role in one month. He has served as Commissioner for nearly two years and been pivotal in the recent plant ‘milk’ vs. dairy...

The Thai facility produces sweet and savory flavors, as well as seasonings in liquid and powder formats.

Synergy expands Thai manufacturing hub

By Jim Cornall

International flavour company, Synergy Flavours, a division of Ireland’s Carbery Group, has doubled the size of its Thai operation to meet growing demand for its flavor solutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

Fonterra's Danfield plant.

Fonterra ups milk price, drops earnings forecast

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has increased its 2018/19 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZ$6.30-NZ$6.60 (US$4.29-$4.49) per kgMS, up from NZ$6.00-NZ$6.30 (US$4.08-$4.49), and revised its forecast earnings down to 15-25 cents...