Pricing Pressures

The FSA has issued more than $176m in program benefits to dairy producers who purchased DMC coverage for 2020. Pic: Getty Images/Andrei Stanescu

May margin triggers Dairy Margin Coverage Program payment

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) says the May 2020 income over feed cost margin was $5.37 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment of 2020 for dairy producers who purchased the appropriate level of coverage...

The dairy code came into effect on January 1, 2020, as it was a key recommendation of the ACCC's 2018 dairy inquiry. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

ACCC looking into dairy code compliance

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is monitoring the introduction of the new mandatory dairy code of conduct, including by checking processors’ compliance with the code, and said it is ready to take enforcement action where appropriate.

Dairy Dialog podcast 88: Nutricia, FAIRR, Mettler Toledo, MVP Dairy

Dairy Dialog podcast 88: Nutricia, FAIRR, Mettler Toledo, MVP Dairy

By Jim Cornall

This week, guests on the podcast are Patrick Kamphuis, senior medical affairs director at Nutricia; Teni Ekundare, investor outreach manager, UK & Northern Europe, FAIRR Initiative; Frank Borrmann, market manager SBU Checkweighing, Mettler Toledo;...

Faireswiss milk is available as UHT full and partially skimmed milk in Tetra Edge packaging. Pic: SPAR

SPAR supporting Swiss dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

All 180 SPAR Supermarkets and convenience stores in Switzerland now offer Faireswiss milk, a brand that guarantees dairy producers a fair purchase price of CHF1.00 ($1.05) per liter.

NFU Scotland said as the country enters the recovery phase, Scottish agriculture should embrace change and seek new market opportunities, and lead in the delivery of climate ambitions and a flourishing environment.

Scottish dairy sector looking to recovery

By Jim Cornall

As countries emerge from lockdown restrictions, Scotland’s dairy farmers are looking to build stronger supply chains and discuss milk contracts as they recover from the impacts of the coronavirus crisis, says NFU (National Farmers’ Union) Scotland.

The ICMSA said milk processors could not ask farmer-suppliers to accept an artificially low price that is contradicted by weeks of hard market data.

ICMSA says milk prices for farmers must reflect recovery

By Jim Cornall

The chairperson of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association’s (ICMSA) dairy committee says his association expects the prices to be announced by milk processors in the coming days for milk supplied in May to reflect a “surging recovery.”

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