Pricing Pressures

“Dairy farmers in Pennsylvania and across the US are in the fourth year of an economic downturn in which many farmers are struggling to break even.

Conservation pays on US dairy farms, even in a weak economy

By Beth Newhart

In a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and four Pennsylvania dairy farmers, a new report finds that conservation practices generally result in a farm’s good economic health. But farmers can’t do it alone.

The court authorized the company to continue paying employee wages and benefits without interruption.

Dean Foods gets court approval for normal business operations

By Jim Cornall

Dean Foods Company has received approvals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas for the "First Day" motions related to the company's voluntary Chapter 11 petitions filed on November 12, 2019.

Dean Foods is ‘engaged in advanced discussions’ with the Dairy Farmers of America regarding a potential sale of all company assets.

Dean Foods files for bankruptcy in Texas

By Beth Newhart

One of the most well-known dairy companies in the US is prepared to sell its business after years of disappointing numbers. The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) may be a potential buyer of the Dean Foods assets.

Q3 marked a year since Glanbia's acquisition of SlimFast in 2018. Pic: SlimFast

Glanbia’s dairy soars while performance nutrition takes a hit

By Beth Newhart

In Glanbia’s third quarter results, the global nutrition group announced total revenues were up 16.9% with strong numbers from its Nutritional Solutions (NS) division. But Performance Nutrition (GPN) struggled despite key acquisitions.

The bill was announced at the US Capitol Building on Wednesday. Pic: Idaho Dairymen's Association

Bipartisan farm labor bill could ensure a stable workforce

By Beth Newhart

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 was introduced in the US House of Representatives this week, with the goal of expanding the H-2A foreign guestworker program and aiding with legalization of current workers.

Fleurieu is expanding its market reach to Asia and beyond.

South Australia’s Fleurieu has found success by taking a radical approach

Bucking the trend put an end to Aussie dairy doldrums

By Richard Whitehead

When Fleurieu Milk Company opened for business 13 years ago, it did so as a reaction to the struggles the Australian dairy industry had been facing at the time. Today, with an upgraded processing plant, and on the back of sharp growth, it seems a world...

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