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Zisk app launched for dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

The number of dairy operations in the US has been declining over the past 20 years; the state of Wisconsin alone has lost more than 2,200 dairy farms in the past five years.

Land O'Lakes has held minority equity in Iowa-based Agren since 2016. Pic: ©GettyImages/Sasiistock

Land O’Lakes acquires soil software company Agren

By Beth Newhart

Land O’Lakes Inc. has announced that it has acquired Agren Inc., a company that develops soil health and conservation planning software. It will become a part of Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN, a farmer-focused division of the dairy company.

The changes will be implemented in the coming months as system enhancements are completed. Pic: ©Getty Images/Free law

GDT Events make changes to encourage more supply

By Jim Cornall

The GDT (Global Dairy Trade) Events Oversight Board has approved two rule changes to encourage a wider range of sellers to offer dairy ingredients on the auction platform to expand the breadth of regional published prices.

While dairy prices might be on the rise, the Ulster Farmers' Union says it is unhappy those increases aren't making their way to farmers.

Union anger at Northern Ireland milk prices

By Jim Cornall

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 processors.