Pricing Pressures

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.

The EDA said it is looking for immediate action by the EU.

EDA ramps up pressure for activating Private Storage Aid

By Jim Cornall

The European Dairy Association (EDA) says it is shocked and concerned that EU Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has not yet responded to its letter, and is counting on EU Member States at next Monday’s videoconference of the Special Committee on Agriculture...

DFA to purchase a portion of Dean Foods’ assets for $433m

By Beth Newhart

After several months of back and forth following the Dean Foods bankruptcy, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-op is acquiring a majority of its assets for $433m. Prairie Farms Dairy will also get a portion for $75m.

Snacks and plant-based products showed growth in Finland.

Valio issues 2019 financials

By Jim Cornall

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio Group’s net sales were €1,787m ($1.98bn) in 2019, representing 3% growth from the previous year.

“In times like this, the resilience of the human spirit is more visible than ever. It’s incredibly uplifting to see so many businesses and individuals stepping up.

Dairy donates time, money and food to the coronavirus pandemic

By Beth Newhart

The coronavirus is upending businesses and economies around the world, and the dairy sector isn't immune. While some aspects of the industry need stability and assistance, others are able to share their wealth and give back.

DFA is re-evaluating its options to submit another bid by the deadline.

DFA is no longer confirmed to purchase Dean Foods

By Beth Newhart

Though it was announced last month that Dean Foods and the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) entered into an asset purchase agreement, that has been mutually terminated. The co-op is still in the running but is no longer the ‘stalking horse’ bidder.

The EDA is looking to the European Commission to act on several recommendations for dairy products.

EDA looks to keep dairy open despite coronavirus challenges

By Jim Cornall

In an open letter sent out to the EU Commission, European Parliament’s COM AGRI and EU Member States’ / UK Agricultural Counsellors, Alexander Anton, secretary general of the European Dairy Association (EDA), set out an assessment of the current situation...

Fonterra said it is operating in a different global context as a result of COVID-19.

Fonterra reports interim results

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced its 2020 interim results, which show the cooperative’s financial performance has improved with increased underlying earnings and reduced debt.

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