17 May, 2016

Global Dairy Prices Jump 2.6%

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

But news tempered by low volume and weakness in cheese, skim milk powder prices.

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16 May, 2016

Fonterra to Aid Cash-Strapped Farmers

Markets | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

New Zealand’s largest farmer cooperative, Fonterra, recently announced plans to aid cash-strapped farmers by paying out dividends early this year.

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16 May, 2016

Republicans to Gov. Cuomo: Don't Let NY Farmworkers Unionize

Labor | By: The Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision not to defend a state law prohibiting farmworkers from unionizing could devastate New York's agricultural industry, Republican lawmakers said Friday.

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14 May, 2016

Should Parmesan Cheese Only Be Produced in Europe?

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

The Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP) has been a hub of trade discussion for several months. Now it's landed in rocky negotiations.

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14 May, 2016

Lawsuit: NY Farmworkers Must Be Allowed to Organize

Labor | By: The Associated Press

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging a state law that forbids agricultural workers from organizing on behalf of a dairy farm worker who said he was fired after meeting with co-workers to discuss their working…

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13 May, 2016

New Zealand Dairy Farmers to Get Their Own Futures Market

Risk Management | By: Jim Dickrell

Hedging will begin May 27, options to come later

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13 May, 2016

The Farm CPA: What is Reasonable Compensation

Business | By: The Farm CPA

In the H.W. Johnson, Inc. Tax Court case, the Court found that a bonus arrangement paying out close to 95% of the net income of the company to the two key shareholders was in fact, reasonable compensation. 

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13 May, 2016

Dean Foods Beats 1Q Profit Forecasts

Business | By: The Associated Press

Dean Foods Co. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $39.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.

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13 May, 2016

Arla Foods Will Offer Premiums for GMO-Free Milk

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Decision driven by consumers, who say they are willing to pay more for GMO-free milk.

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12 May, 2016

U.S. Exporters Once Again Put Milk Powder on Sale

Markets | By: Fran Howard

U.S. exporters can’t keep place with imports of surplus, lower-cost butter

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