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Dairy concerned by Trump Mexican border closure threats

By Beth Newhart

Last week President Donald Trump announced plans to close the southern US border, effectively ending trade with Mexico. He has since changed his mind and now given Mexico ‘a one-year warning’ with further threats of tariffs.

Industry leaders from DFA, CoBank and Sprint will mentor the startups and create strategic, long-term partnerships.

DFA announces participants for the 2019 Sprint Accelerator

By Beth Newhart

Seven dairy companies have joined the 2019 class of the Kansas City-based Sprint Accelerator. Co-sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), ag tech and food product brands will spend three months under mentorship and collaboration with experts from...

ProPreg is a preventative health measure aimed at reducing dairy farmers’ reliance on antibiotics and hormones in their cows. Pic: Healthy Cow

Healthy Cow brings dairy to the forefront of FoodBytes! San Francisco

By Beth Newhart

Another FoodBytes! pitch competition has come to a close after final presentations March 28. As one of the 15 featured startups, Healthy Cow showcased its mission to develop products that help improve cow health and productivity from a systems biology...

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DFA joins GDT Marketplace

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade has announced US-based dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has joined the GDT Marketplace, its 24/7 online dairy trading platform.

Exploring plant-based protein with Cargill at Expo West

Exploring plant-based protein with Cargill at Expo West

By Beth Newhart

Cargill recently completed a study on consumer perceptions of plant-based proteins in the US. Matthew Jacobs of Cargill shared the findings with DairyReporter at the Natural Products Expo West show in Anaheim this month.

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Colombian company takes buffalo milk yogurt to US market

By Beth Newhart

Yogurt made from a base of water buffalo milk as an alternative to cow’s milk is popular in some markets, such as Italy. Colombian company Annabella produces its cheese, yogurt and dessert products in small batches for distribution in the US.

The event takes place in Singapore in July.

Healthy Ageing APAC Summit: Snap up early bird tickets by March 29

By Gary Scattergood

Delegates wanting to discover the latest insights from PepsiCo, Nestlé, BioCeuticals, Kirin and Danone, alongside a raft of other big brands, leading academics and industry experts at the second Healthy Ageing APAC Summit, have until March 29 to take...

While the EDA didn't mention the possibility of the UK remaining part of the EU, its letter did consider an extension to Brexit beyond the March 29 deadline. Pic: ©Getty Images/Issaurinko

EDA concerned over Brexit dairy ‘crisis’

By Jim Cornall

With a potential no-deal Brexit possible in 10 days, the European Dairy Association (EDA) has expressed concern over the potential impact on the European dairy industry.

If passed, the bill would make it a requirement that the FDA enforce dairy and non-dairy standards of identity. Pic: ©GettyImages/izanbar

Senators reintroduce Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) brought the Dairy Pride Act back to Congress last week after a failed attempt at passing it in 2017.

Elmhurst plans to expand the creamer line to a wider range of flavors this year

Elmhurst debuts hemp creamer substitute at Expo West

By Beth Newhart

Two years since re-launching as a fully plant-based company, Elmhurst 1925 has introduced its first dairy-alternative creamer, and the first hemp-based option on the creamer market. It was on display at Expo West in Anaheim last week along with other...

MK Ingredients acquisition, left to right, Mitesh Jobalia (MK), Dipan Dalal (MK), Aparna Khurana (Azelis), and Vinit Dalal (MK).

Azelis completes two acquisitions

By Jim Cornall

Food ingredient and speciality chemicals company Azelis has completed two acquisitions recently, India’s MK Ingredients and Canadian company Chemroy.

Thai farmers need help, according to the director general of the country's Department of Trade Negotiations. Pic: ©Getty Images/cocorattanakorn

Australia-New Zealand FTA is an ‘opportunity’ for Thai dairy producers, as long as they learn how to compete with the titan

Thailand preparing dairy farmers in time for 2025 Down Under deal

By Richard Whitehead

As the clock ticks down to 2025, when tariffs and quotas on shipments to and from Australia and New Zealand will be abolished, Thailand’s government is ramping up preparations for the increased competition that will come with free trade between the countries.

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