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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.

US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

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US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

By John Geuss

Now the world's largest exporter of nonfat dry milk (NDM) and skim milk powder (SMP), it is fair to say the US has discovered "the power of exports," says DairyReporter.com's US commodities expert John Geuss. 

Why are US milk producer prices still so high? In a word - EXPORTS!

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Why are US milk producer prices still so high? In a word - EXPORTS!

By John Geuss

Record high US milk producer prices continued into March on the back of booming international demand for American skim milk power (SMP), non-fat dry milk (NDM), whole milk powder (WMP) and butterfat, reports DairyReporter.com's US commodities expert...

US dairy producer milk prices hit record high! But why?

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US dairy producer milk prices hit record high! But why?

By John Geuss

US dairy producer are receiving record high prices for their milk. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss examines the chain of events behind the increase.

Why are US milk producer prices nearing a record high?

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Why are US milk producer prices nearing a record high?

By John Geuss

The prices paid to US milk producers in January 2014 were at a near record high, and are expected increase further in February. DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss explains why...

(Photo: Flickr/Brian Williams)

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Why was 2013 'a very good year' for US dairy?

By John Geuss

Increasing milk prices, falling feed prices, and strong global demand for dairy meant 2013 was a "very good year" for the US dairy industry, according to DairyReporter.com US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss.

How is the US keeping up with SMP export demand?

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How is the US keeping up with SMP export demand?

By John Geuss

The US is producing and exporting more skim milk powder (SMP) than ever - but at the expense of nonfat dry milk (NDM). DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, explains...

Arla to debut British dairy at GlobalDairyTrade auction

Arla to debut British dairy at GlobalDairyTrade auction

By Mark ASTLEY

Arla Foods hopes to “maximise the value” of British milk through the sale of skim milk powder from one of its UK processing sites on the GlobalDairyTrade international dairy commodity auction platform.

Why does the US continue to drink less milk?

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Why does the US continue to drink less milk?

By John Geuss

US milk consumption has been steadily declining since the mid 1970s. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, examines the factors driving the decrease and the industry efforts to reverse the trend. 

Which categories are driving US dairy export growth?

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Which categories are driving US dairy export growth?

By John Geuss

While Mexico remains the largest export market for US dairy products, shipments to Asia and other emerging markets are on the up. Here, DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, pinpoints the categories and...

US government shutdown masks reason for cheese inventory decrease

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US government shutdown masks reason for cheese inventory decrease

By John Geuss

US cheese inventories are finally showing signs of a return to "historical levels." According to MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, this can almost certainly be attributed to an increase in exports, but the unavailability of export data as a result...

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

By Fiona Barry

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow increased dairy production.

CAOBISCO talks dairy shortages after this week's European Commission conference

CAOBISCO concerned over dairy shortages

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Forecast butter and milk powder shortages could limit the EU’s ability to keep up with domestic and global demand, according to chocolate and confectionery trade group CAOBISCO.

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