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“This bill is a strong start to addressing the issues our producers are facing right now, particularly our dairy farmers.

Pending farm bill has big implications for dairy

By Beth Newhart

The US is close to passing a landmark $867bn farm bill after months of negotiation and compromise. It has already passed the Senate and the House and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump within the coming days.

“If kids are not eating what is being served, they are not benefiting, and food is being wasted.

USDA finalizes new school meals rule

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is relaxing school lunch nutrition standards put in place by the Obama Administration and giving more menu control back to schools. It focuses on flexibility for milk, whole grains and sodium standards.

The new tool is expected to be introduced in June 2019.

Fonterra introduces Fixed Milk Price tool

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has announced it will introduce a new financial tool to help farmers gain more certainty of what they will be paid for their milk for the season.

Both brands are recalling products for allergy alerts.

Danone and Hiland Dairy issue products recalls

By Beth Newhart

Danone North America is recalling its Light & Fit Greek Crunch S’mores flavor, and Hiland Dairy is recalling its half-gallon Whole Chocolate Milk, both for an allergy alert.

Agropur will close its only plant that produces goat cheese next year. Pic: ©GettyImages/5PH

Agropur in talks with Quebec Goat Milk Producers

By Beth Newhart

Just two months after Agropur announced it will close its goat cheese-producing plant in Saint-Damase, it has engaged in discussions with Quebec Goat Milk Producers about an undisclosed deal.

The trade deal won't take immediate effect and must be ratified by each country's government. Pic: ©GettyImages/Bet_Noire

Dairy industry reacts to North American leaders signing USMCA deal

By Beth Newhart

After months of back-and-forth and a tumultuous summer of trade disputes between the US, Canada and Mexico, the three North American nations have officially signed the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), dismantling the previous North American Free Trade...

The large-scale plant is likely to transform its host St. Johns, a small central Michigan town. Pic: ©GettyImages/pia_ch

Ground breaks on major dairy plant in Michigan

By Beth Newhart

After announcing plans over the summer for a large-scale cheese and whey processing plant in St. Johns, Mich., construction has officially broken ground on the facility this month.

“The Creamery is filled with unique storylines, from its heritage in cheese-making to its all-new dairy experience attraction.

DFA opens ‘The Creamery’ retail store in Utah

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has completed the anticipated update and expansion of its cheese store in Beaver, Utah. The new retail location opened its doors this month.