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 “We want an ongoing relationship with China. We are in this for the long haul.

USDEC positive after China visit in spite of new tariffs

By Beth Newhart

Over the weekend, US president Donald Trump put into effect a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods, while the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) visited Chinese officials to preserve its relationship with China.

Earlier this year Uttarakhand became India's first state to produce sex-sorted semen for cows. Pic: ©Getty Images/Ram Tekale

State-backed projects have been gathering steam as the government aims to boost incomes

India turns to technology to improve dairy productivity and animal health

By Richard Whitehead

India has been going through a technology spurt, backed by central and state governments, as it continues an ambitious program to make agriculture more profitable for farmers.

Concerns are growing over a no-deal Brexit's effect on the agriculture industry. Pic: ©Getty Images/Issaurinko

UK cheese exports could be hit with tariffs in no-deal Brexit

By Jim Cornall

Britain’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for an urgent review of the government’s no-deal trade tariff policy that would come into effect if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Pic: Getty/Baris-Ozer

What's new in US dairy: August

By Beth Newhart

DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the US dairy aisles for August 2019.

Milk Specialities vows to take new sustainability action

By Beth Newhart

Dairy protein ingredients company Milk Specialties Global has released its first corporate social responsibility report, outlining new tactics for how it will reduce its carbon footprint and recycle water.

Large scale operations in new areas are driving US milk production. Pic: Getty/Yauhen Akulich

Are Idaho and Texas the future of US dairy?

By Beth Newhart

More milk production is happening on fewer farms, and large-scale operations have expanded into non-traditional markets. Rabobank’s latest report on the changing US dairy landscape examines the biggest challenges.

“It is vital that consumers have transparency and awareness of the quality dairy products available to them.

‘Mozzarella’ protected for global cheese use

By Beth Newhart

The European Union’s effort to take sole ownership of common cheese terms based on origin has ended in an agreement, protecting the fate of ‘mozzarella’ around the world.

Japanese and American negotiators will meet soon in Washington in a last-minute attempt to compromise on agriculture and automobile exports to conclude a trade deal by September. Pic: ©Getty Images/btgbtg

In letter to government, dairy firms warn they could lose $5.4bn through deals with rivals

US dairy piles pressure on Washington to complete Japan trade deal

By Richard Whitehead

Dairy companies and farmer-owned cooperatives in the US have mobilized to put pressure on Washington to conclude its negations with Japan for a “strong trade deal” to secure critical market access for the domestic dairy industry.

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