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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...

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