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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.

The region has some powerful reasons to attract Chinese companies. Pic: ©Getty Images/PytyCzech

Thailand and Indonesia in particular will take over from 10-year antipodean foray

SE Asia’s perfect storm of factors lures Chinese dairy investment

By Richard Whitehead

Dominating the news headlines twice in one week is not something done often by dairy majors anywhere in the world, never mind Southeast Asia. But Chinese dairy giants have now signaled their intent to set up a major presence in a region ranked the world’s...

The latest research on donkey milk coagulation for cheesemaking by Dr Giuseppe Iannella suggests camel chimosin or plant protease can be used with the right process

Italian researcher solves donkey cheese puzzle

By Jim Cornall

Milk from horses and donkey has long been considered unsuitable for cheese production because, unlike other milk, no curd is formed with the addition of common rennet.

“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.