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Wisconsin lost nearly 1,500 dairies in two years, despite the industry's significant contribution to the state's economy. Pic: Getty/Dcwcreations

More than 800 Wisconsin dairies closed in 2019

By Beth Newhart

Data from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture revealed that a record 10% of dairy farms in Wisconsin shuttered last year. It topped 2018’s loss of 7.25%.

DFA forms new Ingredient Solutions division

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America is realigning its portfolio of dairy-based ingredients into a new group, DFA Ingredient Solutions. It says this will provide better support for food manufacturers and operators.

The USMCA will create new market access opportunities for US exports to Canada of dairy, poultry and eggs. Pic: Getty/SW_Photo

USMCA passes the House, Senate to vote in 2020

By Beth Newhart

The US House of Representatives passed the new trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada (USMCA), with big implications for dairy. The bill will be voted on by the Senate early in the new year.

Soprole is a leading consumer branded dairy company in Chile and is 99.9% owned by Fonterra.

Fonterra to streamline Chilean operations

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has purchased the minority interest in Prolesur, held by Fundación Isabel Aninat (the Fundación), as the New Zealand cooperative looks to streamline its operations in Chile.

With the 2020 US election looming, the US dollar is expected to be volatile and affect global dairy. Pic: Getty/sergeyryzhov

Higher dairy prices are on the horizon

By Beth Newhart

As the year's fourth quarter wraps up, Rabobank's RaboResearch looks back on global dairy's performance in 2019, and ahead to 2020. Milk production and prices are up, leading to challenges for producers.

Hälsa Foods sees the future of plant-based as 100% clean label and organic.

Former Stonyfield exec joins non-dairy Hälsa Foods

By Beth Newhart

The co-founder and former CEO of dairy brand Stonyfield Organic, Gary Hirshberg, has joined Hälsa Foods as an investor and chairman. Hälsa produces Scandivaian-style, oat-based milk and yogurt alternatives.

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