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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.

Environmental challenges may lead to a new dependence on imported milk and products. Pic: Getty Images/Ram Tekale

US president to travel to Delhi later this month to reopen negotiations

Trump’s hopes of a trade deal with India may again be dashed

By Richard Whitehead

A feeling of victory among the Indian dairy industry has turned into one of tension as it anticipates a visit by the American president, who is expected to come armed with a new trade deal.

Hälsa called oats one of the most environmentally friendly ingredients for making plant-based milk, but the US does not currently produce oats that meet Hälsa's quality standards. Pic: Hälsa

Hälsa Foods to convert dairy farms for organic oats

By Beth Newhart

A new program from oat-based yogurt alternative brand Hälsa Foods will partner with dairy farms, and support them converting to farmlands for growing organic oats. It will be led by a team of Scandinavian farmers, researchers and environmental experts.

Dairy Dialog podcast 69: Algenuity, IDFA, Fructital

Dairy Dialog podcast 69: Algenuity, IDFA, Fructital

By Jim Cornall

On this week’s Dairy Dialog podcast, we chat to Tom Bailey, senior dairy analyst at Rabobank; Andrew Spicer, Ph.D. CEO of Algenuity; Stefania Bertone from Fructital, and Robert Chesler, executive director of global dairy & food groups at INTL FCStone.

The California Milk Advisory Board event takes place February 22.

News in brief

First dairy dispensary to launch in Los Angeles

By Jim Cornall

In an attempt to capitalize on the CBD movement, the California Milk Advisory Board is promoting what it calls California Based Dairy (CBD) with a California Dairy Dispensary pop-up event February 22 in Los Angeles.

“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.

The name PotonGuler comes from poton gula, Malay for “cut out the sugar.”

A condensed milk manufacturer in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur has designs on becoming a globally known brand

Stevia and none of the sugar for diabetics who like their tea sweet

By Richard Whitehead

It would normally be bold for a small family business from one of Asia’s less glittering pockets to set its sights on becoming a global name.

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