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FrieslandCampina WAMCO made its donation in partnership with the Lagos State Government and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development.

More companies helping with coronavirus fight

By Jim Cornall

FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC has announced it is supporting more than 100,000 Nigerian families with a relief package of dairy products in its commitment to join with government to make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

The new plant in Mechernich, Germany, will be operational in 2022.

SIG to work on new Hochwald plant

By Jim Cornall

Swiss-headquartered SIG Combibloc Group AG has been chosen by Hochwald, one of the largest German dairy cooperatives, as its preferred partner for a new dairy production site.

A potential global recession could keep dairy product prices and farmgate milk prices under pressure into 2021.

Declines in dairy, Rabobank forecasts

By Jim Cornall

The North American RaboResearch team has issued an update report focusing on how the processing and distribution segments of the food supply chain are responding to the dislocation in food demand due to the coronavirus crisis.

The objectives of the plan are to use as many tools as possible – as quickly as possible – to bridge the supply/demand gap, provide aid to dairy farmers, and alleviate financial/liquidity risks across the supply chain. Pic:  Getty Images/steverts

NMPF and IDFA ask for federal assistance through Milk Crisis Plan

By Jim Cornall

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the largest organization of US dairy farmers, and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), have submitted a request for assistance – The Milk Crisis Plan – to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Coronavirus dominates the April dairy news. Pic: Maxum Foods

Maxum Foods issues April global dairy commodity update

By Jim Cornall

Dustin Boughton, procurement, at Maxum Foods, says dairy markets continue to experience deep impacts from COVID-19 through lockdowns of people in many major countries, disrupting trade and shutting large segments of the food market to consumers.

The award-winning cheese OKA L'Artisan Smoke is an Agropur product.

Job losses at Agropur due to coronavirus

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy company Agropur has eliminated 60 jobs and temporarily laid off another 200 as the company said its priority is to maintain its dairy manufacturing and distribution operations, which constitute an essential public service.

Dairy groups are calling on the government to act quickly. Pic: Getty Images/steverts

US dairy farmers dumping milk due to coronavirus situation

By Jim Cornall

The Wisconsin Dairy Alliance says dairy farmers are dumping milk into fields and down drains, retailers are limiting consumers dairy purchases, and farmers are left questioning if the milk they produce will be get picked up or if they will even get paid.

DFA to purchase a portion of Dean Foods’ assets for $433m

By Beth Newhart

After several months of back and forth following the Dean Foods bankruptcy, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-op is acquiring a majority of its assets for $433m. Prairie Farms Dairy will also get a portion for $75m.

Dairy Dialog podcast 76: Willicroft and Liquid Retail

Dairy Dialog podcast 76: Willicroft and Liquid Retail

By Jim Cornall

This week we have two features on the podcast, we spoke with Brad Vanstone, owner and founder of Willicroft, a cheese-alternatives brand and store in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and we also have a chat with Richard Nicoll, chief commerce officer and managing...

The EDA is looking to the European Commission to act on several recommendations for dairy products.

EDA looks to keep dairy open despite coronavirus challenges

By Jim Cornall

In an open letter sent out to the EU Commission, European Parliament’s COM AGRI and EU Member States’ / UK Agricultural Counsellors, Alexander Anton, secretary general of the European Dairy Association (EDA), set out an assessment of the current situation...

US lays out new COVID-19 guidelines for food industry

By Beth Newhart

The Trump Administration released a set of coronavirus guidelines for all Americans, with special provisions for critical infrastructure industries like food and beverage. Brands have been adapting this week to the new reality, while keeping employee...

Dairyworks supplies New Zealand consumers with cheese, butter, milk powder and ice cream.

Synlait receives approval for Dairyworks acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Synlait Milk Limited says the Overseas Investment Office in New Zealand has granted consent under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 to its purchase of the shares in Dairyworks Limited.

If agreed, DFA will acquire 44 of the company’s fluid and frozen facilities and the real estate, inventory, equipment, and all other assets necessary to operate such facilities.

Dean Foods enters into asset purchase agreement with DFA

By Jim Cornall

Dean Foods Company has announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an asset purchase agreement with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), through which DFA will acquire a substantial portion of Dean Foods’ business operations.

The Norwegian company is still looking to cost savings in 2020. Pic: TINE

TINE Group sees expected decline in 2019

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian dairy company TINE said it will be looking at the viability of some of its facilities as it announced expected losses in 2019 in spite of cost savings and growth in flavored milk and cheese.

“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).