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At least $100m per month in dairy product purchases has been earmarked for distribution to the public through food assistance programs. Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

Dairy groups react to $19bn disaster package

By Jim Cornall

The National Milk Producers Federation expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for including dairy in the US $19bn agriculture disaster assistance package, while noting that more will be needed to stem steep losses in the dairy sector.

 American Dairy Association North East and Dairy Farmers of America deliver 50,000 gallons of milk to families in need.

More companies step up in coronavirus crisis

By Jim Cornall

More companies and organizations are helping with donations and product in order to help in the face of challenges created by the global covid-19 pandemic.

The NFU said it has been working with Defra to develop proposals to stabilize business in the wider economy.

NFU and dairy industry call for action

By Jim Cornall

Following a dairy crisis meeting yesterday, the dairy industry has united behind the need for meaningful action to avoid a national catastrophe in UK dairying.

 Saco Foods has experienced five times the normal volume of demand for its dry buttermilk, baking cocoa, and Mix'n Drink products.

Quarantine baking boosts demand for powdered goods

By Jim Cornall

As people are staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants are closed, and baking has become a way to not only make food for the family, but also to relieve boredom.

The Wisconsin Dairy Alliance says a stronger proposal is that of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, which is pitching the Dairy CORE Program. Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

Alternatives to Milk Crisis Plan emerge

By Jim Cornall

Last week, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), submitted a request for assistance – The Milk Crisis Plan – to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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.

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