Regulation & Safety

Positive dairy reaction as USMCA passes Senate

By Beth Newhart

After months of uncertainty, the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has officially passed the US House and Senate. President Donald Trump said he will sign it into law next week.

“With an election year, sometimes legislative activity grinds to a halt.

NMPF outlines the legislative dairy landscape in 2020

By Beth Newhart

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) projects that the USMCA bill will pass the Senate soon, followed by a greater focus on agriculture labor, transportation and infrastructure and childhood nutrition this year.

The NFU said it is concerned by the potential threat to the dairy industry of the UK trading on WTO rules.

Future trade policy key for dairy sector says NFU

By Jim Cornall

Securing free and frictionless trade with the EU and safeguarding British food standards will be crucial for the UK dairy sector to grow, prosper and deliver quality products the public expects, National Farmers' Union (NFU) vice president Stuart...

The USMCA will create new market access opportunities for US exports to Canada of dairy, poultry and eggs. Pic: Getty/SW_Photo

USMCA passes the House, Senate to vote in 2020

By Beth Newhart

The US House of Representatives passed the new trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada (USMCA), with big implications for dairy. The bill will be voted on by the Senate early in the new year.

The new code prohibits retrospective pricing step downs. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

Australia’s new mandatory dairy code welcomed

By Jim Cornall

Australian dairy farmers now have a rule book to help them negotiate a fair price for their product with a mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct taking effect from January 1, 2020.

How can probiotic labeling improve in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

Regulations are loose on labeling in probiotic dairy products, but could this be changing? Experts say the ‘whole field would benefit’ from more descriptive labels.