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The trade deal won't take immediate effect and must be ratified by each country's government. Pic: ©GettyImages/Bet_Noire

Dairy industry reacts to North American leaders signing USMCA deal

By Beth Newhart

After months of back-and-forth and a tumultuous summer of trade disputes between the US, Canada and Mexico, the three North American nations have officially signed the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), dismantling the previous North American Free Trade...

Packaging and product innovations are allowing for a longer shelf life and healthy products to be sold in convenience channels. Pic: ©GettyImages/DmitriMaruta

State of the industry: How Greek yogurt keeps customers coming back

By Beth Newhart

Greek yogurt still accounts for half the total yogurt category. After explosive growth in the US throughout the last decade, Greek yogurt brands are innovating however they can to keep consumers interested in the high-protein snack, taking cues from wider...

Westland Milk Products CEO Toni Brendish (right) shows Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern the site for Westland's new segregation milk plant.

Westland to build new $22m plant

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products has welcomed the investment, in the form of a NZ$9.9m (US$6.8m) loan, from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund to help build a NZ$22m (US$15m) plant at Hokitika.

Will New Zealanders embrace or reject the potential positives of gene editing? Pic:©Getty Images/Pixturn

Success of world’s first allergen-free milk producer could help persuade Kiwis of benefits.

New Zealand tentatively reopens debate into dairy gene editing

By Richard Whitehead

It is an irony of bioscience that a country that prohibits most genetically modified produce from the food chain is a world leader in the development of gene editing.

The large-scale plant is likely to transform its host St. Johns, a small central Michigan town. Pic: ©GettyImages/pia_ch

Ground breaks on major dairy plant in Michigan

By Beth Newhart

After announcing plans over the summer for a large-scale cheese and whey processing plant in St. Johns, Mich., construction has officially broken ground on the facility this month.

“The Creamery is filled with unique storylines, from its heritage in cheese-making to its all-new dairy experience attraction.

DFA opens ‘The Creamery’ retail store in Utah

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has completed the anticipated update and expansion of its cheese store in Beaver, Utah. The new retail location opened its doors this month.