As the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations closes, the US has made a direct demand for Canada to get rid of its dairy supply management system.  ©GettyImages/lukbar

US and Canada clash over NAFTA dairy trade negotiations

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The US has demanded an end to Canada’s supply chain management system for dairy products within the next 10 years as it nears the end of a fourth round of NAFTA talks outside of Washington, D.C.

US cheese exports are on the rise - and offering a variety of cheese to emerging markets will help increase shipments even more, USDEC director says. ©GettyImages/Magone

Cheese lifts US dairy exports driven by emerging markets

By Mary Ellen Shoup

US cheese exports have risen 30% over the last six months compared to the same period last year, with cheese shipments to Mexico, Australia, Japan, and the Middle East/North Africa increasing by double- to triple-digits in volume sales, according to USDEC.

The lowest dairy in the world, Kibbutz Kalia in Israel. Pic; The Israel Dairy School


What’s trending in the Israeli dairy industry?

By Ofier Langer, The Israeli Dairy School

The Israeli dairy industry prides itself on being cutting edge, which means that the industry itself is always evolving. For those both within and without Israel, it can be a lot to keep track of.

Kazakhstan is looking to improve milk supply and products. Pic: EBRD

Kazakhstan dairy sector hosts workshop

By Jim Cornall

A roundtable organized by the Dairy Union of Kazakhstan and the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs and supported by the EBRD and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) was held in Astana recently.

The dairy industry in Latin America is in a better position than at the same time the previous year. Pic:©iStock/LorenzoT81

Guest article

South America’s road to recovery

By Monica Ganley, Quarterra

South America boasts a dynamic dairy sector replete with opportunities for growth and development.  While 2016 was an incredibly challenging year for many stakeholders across the dairy chain, so far, 2017 has proven to be a year of recovery and improvement.

The Latin American dairy market is growing fast. PIc:©Getty Images/Tomasz Wyszolmirksi/PeterHermesFurian

Guest article

Milking the Latin American dairy market

By Sean Riley, Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications at PMMI

At $60bn, the Latin American market accounts for less than 15% of global dairy sales.[1] However, that is likely to change soon.

Butter prices rose again as the GDT Marketplace continues to expand. Pic:©iStock/Roel Smart

GDT Marketplace continues to grow

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade says its GDT Marketplace has grown strongly over the past quarter, with a 40% increase in buyers and doubling of sellers since our June update.