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Dairy farmers called the picnic setting “casual, comfortable and efficient,” for fostering discussions. Pic: DBA

DBA ‘policy picnics’ bolster member engagement

By Beth Newhart

This summer, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hosted ‘policy picnics’ in collaboration with the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The member events brings together the dairy community during a time of economic stress.

“The details we announced today ensure farmers will not stand alone in facing unjustified retaliatory tariffs.

USDA releases new farm aid details

By Beth Newhart

A $16bn aid package for US farmers was first announced in May. Last week Secretary Sonny Perdue gave more details about how and when the funding will be divided up.

New products for July 2019.

New in the dairy aisles: July

By Beth Newhart

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

The average American eats 48 pints of ice cream per year, according to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. Pic: Getty/Sally Anscombe

National ice cream month wraps up in the US

By Beth Newhart

As July comes to a close, so too does another national ice cream month in the US. Brands celebrated with free samples and new flavor launches across the category.

DSM says a quarter teaspoon of the feed additive per cow per day suppresses the enzyme that triggers methane production in a cow’s stomach.

DSM feed additive could cut methane emissions by 30%

By Jim Cornall

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, has filed for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30%.

Organic Valley's filtration process gives Ultra 50% more protein than the average milk and strips out the sugar.

Organic Valley debuts new Ultra filtered milk

By Beth Newhart

The first organic, ultra-filtered milk in the US hits shelves today from Organic Valley. The high-protein and low-sugar Ultra line will roll out first in nationwide Whole Foods.

The merger created 35 local jobs and the dairy will house nearly 4,500 cows.

Ohio dairy partnership will supply Danone

By Beth Newhart

McCarty Family Farms and VanTilburg Farms have teamed up to open a new dairy in Mercer County, Ohio, which will supply milk to Danone North America.

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