EU export subsidies revoked as dairy prices rocket
The EU's dairy management committee last week revoked
subsidies on all exported dairy products for the first time in 40
years, as increased demand amongst processors and consumers
continues to drive up prices.
Milk prices debate keeps dairy in the spotlight
Public debates over farmgate milk prices will take place across
Britain over the next couple of weeks, as producers and campaign
groups look to maintain pressure on retailers and processors.
Arla joins rush to raise milk price
As Tesco again displayed its power in the UK food chain with
another profits rise, dairy group Arla Foods joined a growing list
of processors to raise farmgate milk prices.
Energy, commodity price pressures to ease says S&P
A lesser increase in prices of energy and commodities compared with
2006 will ease the pressure on processors, according to a new
report by Standard and Poor's.
Tesco raises the bar on milk prices
Milk producers in the UK have given a cautious welcome to milk
price rises announced by Tesco this week, in the latest development
on dairy farmer incomes.
Sainsbury's 'open' to milk price rise
A little piece of Fairtrade Fortnight touched the UK dairy industry
this week as the head of the Sainsbury's supermarket told farmers
he was willing to pay more for their milk.
MPs call for action over low milk prices
A group of MPs in the UK have called on the government to step in
over low farmgate milk prices, which they claim are taking ruthless
advantage of dairy farmers.
Retailers 'receptive' to milk price increases
Supermarkets in the UK have softened their stance on farmgate milk
prices in recent weeks, as public scrutiny of the dairy supply
chain has grown.
Strong commodities market aids Fonterra
Fonterra, New Zealand's largest dairy co-operative, predicted world
commodity prices would continue rebounding strongly over the next
few months as supply and demand tightened.
Arla sues Wiseman in UK price fixing dispute
Rows over dairy price fixing allegations in Scotland took another
twist this week, after Arla Foods UK revealed it would sue rival
Robert Wiseman to recoup lost revenue.
Australian drought could impact dairy prices
Buyers of Australian dairy products are facing uncertainty over
future supplies and pricing as the country's farmers weigh up the
impact of a prolonged drought on their output.
Price fixing allegations hit Wiseman shares
Shares in dairy firm Robert Wiseman have struggled to recover in
recent days after Britain's competition watchdog accused the group
of fixing milk prices in Scotland.
Milk Link ups prices to supply Britain's organic milk boom
UK dairy processor Milk Link will pay farmers more money for their
organic milk from this October as the industry attempts to keep
pace with soaring demand.
EU plots path out of commodities
The current supply glut on the EU butter market will be solved by
more producers leaving the sector, says a Commission report, again
predicting a move away from commodities across the bloc.
Cost pressures knocking EU milk prices
Farmgate milk prices have continued to fall across the European
Union and most rapidly in France over the last year, new figures
show, increasing tension between producers and processors.