Pricing Pressures

Trade deals such as the impending Brexit, and NAFTA renegotiations were among the economic issues affecting dairy in 2017.

Optimism and issues - an interesting year for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Farmgate prices went up a bit in 2017, although not as much as farmers hoped, and value-added products continued to dominate companies’ strategy to get more money from raw milk.

'Soy remains a highly accepted food and ingredient globally, especially when it comes to protein,' ADM president of proteins says. ©GettyImages/HandmadePictures

The Rise of Non-Dairy Alternatives

Soy holds strong in fevered plant-based protein market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While the plant-based protein market becoming more crowded with new sources, long-standing player soy has managed to stay relevant to consumers, according to Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Murray Goulburn struggling to find suitor for buyout

Australia

Murray Goulburn struggling to find suitor for buyout

By RJ Whitehead

Troubled Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn has called for an end to media speculation over a potential buyout—even calling into question the likelihood of a takeover itself.