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Without an agreement, America is in danger of being left behind in its fourth biggest market. Pic: ©Getty Images/Nelson_A_Ishikawa

Why the US needs to sign a trade deal with Japan

By Richard Whitehead

While America continues to wage its trade war against China with ever-inflating tariffs, it would be well advised to look at at trade agreements with another vitally important East Asian market.

New products for January include skyr in Scotland and breakfast on-the-go products in New Zealand. Pic:©GettyImages/pioneer111

New products in the dairy aisles in January

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

The New Year has started with new product launches around the world. This month, some of the products include vegan desserts for Veganuary, new breakfast drinks, ice cream, cheese and skyr.

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.

Protein pouches, whey rpotein, cave-aged Cheddar and candy-flavored cheese snacks are among the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

April dairy product launches

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

There's a truly international flavor again to the new products hitting the dairy shelves in April.

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

By Jim Cornall and Mary Ellen Shoup

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the latest dairy products and dairy-alternative products to hit the shelves around the world.  

Total sugar, added sugar, free sugars and of which sugars...would it be easier if nutrition labels just depicted the amount of sugar that has been added in teaspoons? © iStock

NUTRITION LABELLING IN THE US AND EUROPE

Should Europeans be told how much sugar is added to their food?

By Niamh Michail

Nutrition labels in the US will now have to tell consumers how much sugar has been added by manufacturers and how much is naturally occurring. Is it time Europe introduced similar measures so consumers know whether the food they are eating is healthy?

Global omega-3 market set for 5% growth in next years according to GOED. © iStock

Special edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 hits €28bn in 2015 – growth predicted

By Shane Starling

The global omega-3 finished product market was worth €28 billion in 2015 and is set for pan-sector growth in the coming years to add €5bn by 2018, despite sustainability and scientific challenges.

Kraft Foods files patent to protect spreadable high-protein cream cheese

PATENT WATCH: ILLINOIS GIANT DOUBLES PROTEIN LEVELS IN CREAM CHEESE FORMULATIONS

Kraft Foods files patent to protect spreadable high-protein cream cheese

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Kraft Foods has filed an international patent application covering production methods for high protein spreadable cream cheese compositions that it says overcomes traditional textural or smoothness problems.

Will US dairy sector pursue 'proven' butter export market?

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Will US dairy sector pursue 'proven' butter export market?

By John Geuss

The US dairy sector will likely invest in additional churning capacity to meet demand from the now "proven" export market for butter, says DairyReporter.com commodities expert, John Geuss.

Mixing artisan with convenience: Parmigiano Reggiano cheese bars

Packaged Facts forecasts CAGR of 4%, 2014-2018

Smoky, peppery, gourmet: specialty cheese on the rise

By Rachel Arthur

The popularity of natural and specialty cheese is growing as consumers look beyond traditional varieties for indulgent and healthier products, according to market intelligence firm Packaged Facts. 

US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

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US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

By John Geuss

Now the world's largest exporter of nonfat dry milk (NDM) and skim milk powder (SMP), it is fair to say the US has discovered "the power of exports," says DairyReporter.com's US commodities expert John Geuss. 

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Room for more dairy exports to Mexico, says USDEC

By Rachel Arthur

A boom in US dairy exports to Mexico still has room to grow, according to US Dairy Export Council (USDEC), with companies such as Nestlé using the central American country as a base for the wider area. 

US dairy producer milk prices hit record high! But why?

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US dairy producer milk prices hit record high! But why?

By John Geuss

US dairy producer are receiving record high prices for their milk. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss examines the chain of events behind the increase.

'It’s always better to push on an open door’: Ex US trade rep

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‘It’s always better to push on an open door’: Ex US trade rep

By Mark ASTLEY

Rather than pine over the export potential of inaccessible India, the US dairy industry should focus on the opportunities that lie in South East Asia, former US Trade Representative, Ron Kirk, told sector stakeholders last week.

dairy cows methane explosion

Dairy cows cause explosion

By Rachel Arthur

Methane gas from a herd of flatulent cows caused an explosion in a German dairy shed, police say.

How is the US keeping up with SMP export demand?

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How is the US keeping up with SMP export demand?

By John Geuss

The US is producing and exporting more skim milk powder (SMP) than ever - but at the expense of nonfat dry milk (NDM). DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, explains...

Which categories are driving US dairy export growth?

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Which categories are driving US dairy export growth?

By John Geuss

While Mexico remains the largest export market for US dairy products, shipments to Asia and other emerging markets are on the up. Here, DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, pinpoints the categories and...

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