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The MOU allows the EPA to participate as a member of the Dairy Sustainability Alliance. Pic: Getty Images/Lemaniah

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and EPA announce MoU

By Jim Cornall

The checkoff-founded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it said will open doors for increased collaboration in areas of mutual interest and allow...

After a contentious presidential election, how will US dairy fare? Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

What does a new President mean for US dairy?

By Jim Cornall

Although it’s not been confirmed that Joe Biden will be the new President, there are already moves behind the scenes to ensure dairy remains at the forefront of the minds of the new administration.

Piercristiano Brazzale is the newly-elected president of the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

IDF announces new president

By Jim Cornall

Piercristiano Brazzale has been elected president of the International Dairy Federation (IDF).

The 2020 edition is the result of collaboration between dairy experts and organizations around the globe and within the IDF.

IDF launches World Dairy Situation Report 2020

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation’s latest overview of the dairy sector, covering markets worldwide, global trends and preliminary COVID-19 impacts has been published.

Last week MEPs voted on the European Parliament’s position on common agriculture policy reform.

EMB says new crisis instrument is a first step

By Jim Cornall

European Milk Board (EMB) president Sieta van Keimpema said European dairy farmers are happy that the vote on the Common Market Organisation (CMO) in the European Parliament showed many MEPs are aware the EU agricultural sector needs effective crisis...

The CDE in Singapore includes a demonstration kitchen, ISO standard-based sensory evaluation lab, meeting and training rooms and video broadcasting capabilities. Pic: USDEC

U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence opens in Singapore

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) today unveiled the start of a new chapter for its presence in Southeast Asia with a virtual event officially launching the new U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence (U.S. CDE).

Nestlé is the first of what the US dairy community hopes will be many partners joining the Net Zero Initiative.  Pic: Nestlé

US dairy introduces Net Zero Initiative

By Jim Cornall

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has unveiled the Net Zero Initiative, an industry-wide effort intended to help US dairy farms of all sizes and geographies implement new technologies and adopt economically viable practices.

The FDA and USDA said they remain committed to facilitating the efficient exporting of milk and milk products. Pic: Getty Images/Andrei Stanescu

FDA and USDA sign MOU to facilitate dairy exports

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enable the agencies to support the export of US milk and milk products worldwide.

The dairy biomethane projects are designed to send dairy biogas to a centralized processing facility where it will be upgraded to RNG. Pic: Getty Images/Lemanieh

CalBio, dairy farmers and Chevron announce first RNG

By Jim Cornall

The joint venture created by California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio), Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and local dairy farmers – CalBioGas LLC – has successfully achieved its first renewable natural gas (RNG) production from dairy farms in Kern County, California.

The webinars will be of interest to scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep, goat, and other non-cow dairy sectors.

IDF goat and sheep milk symposium goes digital

By Jim Cornall

Originally set for May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium, but postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the 8th International Dairy Federation (IDF) international symposium on sheep, goat, and other non-cow milk have decided on a digital format, with...

The EDA is hoping tariffs on European cheese can be lifted.

EDA part of coalition urging EU and US to end aircraft trade disputes

By Jim Cornall

Following last week’s USTR announcement and in view of the forthcoming WTO report on the Boeing case, 14 EU associations, including the European Dairy Association (EDA), have called on the EU and US to de-escalate the ongoing aircraft disputes and remove...

Olam International has operations around the globe, and is responsible for training programs in many countries. Pic: Olam International

Olam International gets $200m EBRD loan

By Jim Cornall

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the agribusiness value chain and trade in five economies across the eastern Mediterranean, eastern Europe and the Black Sea region, with a $200m loan to Olam International Limited,...

The company brought in 95 A2 cows from Australia in June. Pic: Rhone Ma

Rhone Ma introduces A2 milk to Malaysia

By Jim Cornall

In Malaysia, Rhone Ma Holdings Berhad (Rhone Ma) is a homegrown dairy industry player that is introducing A2 milk to the local market.

The World Cheese Awards were held in Bergamo, Italy, in 2019, and were scheduled for Spain in 2020.

World Cheese Awards in Oviedo rescheduled to 2021

By Jim Cornall

The Guild of Fine Food, which organizes the World Cheese Awards, said the event will not take place in Spain this year, amid ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

SIAL 2018 in Paris - before social distancing and masks. Pic: SIAL

SIAL latest event to be postponed

By Jim Cornall

Comexposium Group, organizer of SIAL (Salon International de l’Alimentation), has announced the 2020 edition of SIAL Paris, initially set for this fall, is to be rescheduled to October 15 to 19, 2022.

The database is a resource for state and local milk regulatory and rating agencies, and the dairy industry. Pic: Getty Images/gorodenkoff

FDA launches Grade “A” Milk Search System

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the Grade “A” Milk Search (GAMS) System, a new tool that allows stakeholders to search the FDA’s online Grade “A” Milk Memoranda database.

The FSA has issued more than $176m in program benefits to dairy producers who purchased DMC coverage for 2020. Pic: Getty Images/Andrei Stanescu

May margin triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program payment

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) says the May 2020 income over feed cost margin was $5.37 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of coverage...

Dairy Dialog podcast 89: KanPak, Take Two Foods, Novozymes, IATP

Dairy Dialog podcast 89: KanPak, Take Two Foods, Novozymes, IATP

By Jim Cornall

On the podcast this week, our guests are Larry McGill, corporate vice president, GSF and CEO of KanPak U.S.; Take Two Foods co-founder and CEO Sarah Pool and co-founder and COO Matt Olsofsky; Ulrich Irgens, from Novozymes OneHealth; and Shefali Sharma,...

IDF’s Dairy Sustainability Outlook 3 contains contributions from 18 countries around the world.

IDF launches third edition of Dairy Sustainability Outlook

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has launched the 3rd edition of its Dairy Sustainability Outlook series, which provides new case studies to support the dairy sector in delivering on its commitment to sustainable development.

An Argentine dairy farm. Pic: Getty Images/reisegraf

Latin America update: Consumers, coronavirus and currency

By Monica Ganley

The coronavirus pandemic and its impact have taken center stage in Latin America. Governments across the region have adopted vastly different approaches to containing the virus and, as a result, the prevalence of infection varies greatly from country...

The new name takes effect on July 6.

INTL FCStone rebranding to StoneX

By Jim Cornall

INTL FCStone Inc., a provider of execution, post-trade settlement, clearing and custody services across asset classes and markets worldwide, is rebranding the firm as StoneX Group Inc.

The government has announced loans of up to 90% for dairy-related projects. Pic: Getty Images/Ram Tekale

India sets up $2bn fund to include dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the setting up of the Animal Husbandry Infrastructure Development Fund (AHIDF) worth Rs. 15,000 crore ($2bn).