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In 2020, 33% of Ireland’s total food and drink exports headed to the UK.

Irish dairy exports to UK declined in 2020 says Bord Bia report

By Jim Cornall

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK declined by 5% in 2020, with a value of €4.3bn/$5.2bn (compared to €4.5bn/$5.5bn in 2019).

Fabrice Cavallin, Nestlé’s managing director, donating a mini cooler to a Sri Lankan Nestlé dairy farmer. Pic: Nestlé

Nestlé helping Sri Lankan dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

In Sri Lanka, Nestlé has facilitated the first commercial silage enterprise in the North Western Province, to help dairy farmers in the region have uninterrupted access to feed and improve the quality and supply of local milk.

Arla has set a goal to have 10% of all retail sales across core European markets come from e-commerce. Pic: Arla Foods

Arla Foods to supercharge sales in E-commerce

By Jim Cornall

Arla is fast tracking its plans to become European dairy market leader for e-commerce and aims to double its sales via its customers’ online platforms to €600m ($729m) across Europe.

The cooperative laid out five key legislative focus areas during its annual meeting. Pic: Getty Images/Maksymowicz

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative lays out legislative priorities

By Jim Cornall

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative said it will push in the next congressional session for a new farmworker visa, expanded free trade agreements and a leading role for farmers in developing environmentally focused policies, among other priorities.

Starbucks has formalized its 2030 environmental goals to cut its carbon, water, and waste footprints by half. Pic: Starbucks

Starbucks joins US dairy Net Zero initiative

By Jim Cornall

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced Starbucks’ intent to support the Net Zero Initiative (NZI), a partnership of the US dairy community seeking to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, optimize water usage and improve water quality...

If the US and Canada cannot resolve US concerns through consultations, the US may request the establishment of a USMCA dispute settlement panel. Pic: Getty Images/Lemaniah

USTR takes action against Canada for ‘undermining US dairy farmers’

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative have all supported the announcement that the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will initiate official consultations with Canada to examine...

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