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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.

The NFU is calling for a fair price for farmers for milk, and estimates that farmers are being short-changed by about £200m.

NFU says dairy farmers not paid enough

By Jim Cornall

Echoing calls from NFU Scotland for milk buyers to pay farmers more for milk, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) south of the border says dairy farmers are being short-changed to the tune of £200m ($255m).

NFU Scotland is calling on milk purchasing companies to immediately increase the price being paid for milk from farmers following the upward trend in prices. Pic: ©iStock/Liquid_Light

NFU Scotland says milk buyers ignoring higher prices

By Jim Cornall

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is calling on all Scottish companies purchasing milk to immediately recognize the strength of current dairy markets and return Scotland’s dairy farmers to profitable production.

Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, will be the venue for 'managing Dairy Volatility,' a day-long conference that will look at low milk prices and market volatility. Photo: iStock - Robert Mayne

Milk price crisis prompts dairy conference

By Jim Cornall

In response to current low milk prices, a conference has been arranged for next month to address international responses to low milk market prices and market volatility. 

Chinese market open for UK organic dairy imports

Chinese market open for UK organic dairy imports

By Lynda Searby

A British organic dairy cooperative has broken into the one of the world’s most lucrative markets after being awarded the UK’s first licence through the Soil Association to export organic products to China.

Where's that missing Red Tractor? FFA slams Muller Wiseman for lack of milk quality logo

MULLER WISEMAN INSISTS IT USES BRANDS AND FLAGS AS 'HALLMARKS OF QUALITY'

Where's that missing Red Tractor? FFA slams Muller Wiseman for lack of milk quality logo

By Ben BOUCKLEY

UK lobby Farmers for Action has hit out at UK milk processors including Muller Wiseman for not including a Red Tractor logo on milk containers to signal British quality – a simple move it says would help build value in the category, but the company insists...

Will US dairy sector pursue 'proven' butter export market?

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Will US dairy sector pursue 'proven' butter export market?

By John Geuss

The US dairy sector will likely invest in additional churning capacity to meet demand from the now "proven" export market for butter, says DairyReporter.com commodities expert, John Geuss.