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“We have to disrupt our industry from within, or we’ll be disrupted from without.

DBA appeals to farmers of the future for industry disruption

By Beth Newhart

Some top priorities for US dairy farmers in 2020 are future planning, risk management and secure milk supplies. All were examined at the Dairy Business Association’s (DBA) Dairy Strong conference in Wisconsin in January.

Ice cream has an application with adults, and the occasion of eating ice cream before bed aligns with CBD’s relaxation properties. Pic: Getty/belchonock

Does CBD have a place in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

The use of non-psychoactive CBD as a food, beverage or supplement ingredient is still illegal in the US. But that hasn’t stopped the market from exploding, with dairy already playing catch-up.

“Allowing non-dairy products to use dairy terms to promote goods with wildly different nutritional values has undermined public health.

US dairy groups press Congress on Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

Three years after its first introduction to the Senate, the divisive Dairy Pride Act is still on the minds of US dairy. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) made a case for stricter labeling guidelines while the FDA is stalled.

“We aren’t going to stop change, and we aren’t going to stop technology.

IDFA zeroes in on next-gen, and ‘making what we can sell’

By Beth Newhart

At the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Dairy Forum this week, president and CEO Michael Dykes spoke of the challenges facing US dairy, including product innovation, milk bankruptcies and setting the industry up for a sustainable future.

“Today we are finally ending the NAFTA nightmare.

USMCA signed into law by Trump

By Beth Newhart

The US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed the House in late 2019 and the Senate earlier this month. It replaces the previous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Milk is highly digestible and efficient in its nutritional transfer, giving it an edge over plants structured to produce carbohydrates. Pic: Getty/shark_749

‘Milk protein is king’ but needs an RDA overhaul

By Beth Newhart

The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of protein is 0.8g of protein per kilogram of body weight. But Rob Wildman of the International Protein Board (IPB) believes the system needs changing, specific to different dietary functions.

In front of Lackham House at the Wiltshire College campus, some of the people from Lackham and T H WHITE who have worked on the joint dairy initiative. Left to right: Adrian Ford, Amy Colderick, Nigel Ellis, Rob Wheeler, Bob Gallop, Chris Newey, Alex Scott, Amanda Burnside, Mike Howes, Iain Hatt, Andy Hill, Philip Steans and Venetia Summers.

New Dairy Engineering qualification results from joint initiative

By Jim Cornall

Milking equipment supplier T H WHITE has joined forces with Wiltshire College & University Centre in the UK to create a robotic dairy parlor that is supporting the development of a dedicated undergraduate Dairy Engineering qualification.

UPenn studies climate change through dairy cows

By Beth Newhart

Cows digest millions of tons of food every year that is not suitable for humans, making them ‘critical partners’ in developing sustainable, regenerative agro-food systems. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the positive impacts...

The study findings align with the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2015–2020). Pic: Getty/DenizA

Drinking 2% milk ages adults faster than 1% milk

By Beth Newhart

Adults who drink 1% or nonfat milk were found to age less biologically than adults who drink 2% or whole milk. The new study from Brigham Young University (BYU) analyzed milk fat intake and telomere length.

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