31 Oct, 2016

Mulhern: Non-GMO Pledge is a Disservice to Consumers

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

As the annual meeting of the National Milk Producers Federation kicks off today in Nashville with a town hall style meeting, GMOs will be at the top of the discussion list.

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29 Oct, 2016

Exports Drive Third Quarter GDP Growth, Vilsack Urges TPP Passage

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack says passing the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement will help U.S. GDP growth rates continue to grow

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29 Oct, 2016

Will Ag’s “Straight Talk” Campaign Work?

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Not everyone thinks the new initiative from U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and the National Milk Producers Federation will be effective.

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28 Oct, 2016

Making Sense of Consumer Preference

Leadership | By: Mike Opperman

Food companies match up products to consumer preference, creating ripple affects throughout the food chain.

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28 Oct, 2016

Will Large Butter Stocks Stem Holiday Rally?

Markets | By: Fran Howard

Impressive August-to-September stock drawdown fails to ignite price rally.

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27 Oct, 2016

Dairy and Crop Farmers To Aggressively Defend Bio Tech, Sustainable Practices

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Dannon's announcement of a line of non-GMO yogurt was the tipping point.

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27 Oct, 2016

Dairy Farmers Hold Out Hope for Trans Pacific Trade Deal

Policy | By: The Associated Press

As the trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnership has taken a pounding on the presidential campaign trail, at least one group is holding out hope for the stalled pact: Wisconsin dairy producers.

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26 Oct, 2016

Dairy No Longer New Zealand’s Top Industry

News | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

For the first time since 2010, tourism has overtaken dairy as the top industry, according to the New Zealand Herald.

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26 Oct, 2016

Yili Going Organic Ups Ante on China Milk War

Markets | By: Bloomberg News

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co.’s competition with China Mengniu Dairy Co. in the $52 billion Chinese dairy market is going up-scale, centering on a premium, organic segment that makes up just one percent of the country’s milk…

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25 Oct, 2016

Who Would Clinton Appoint to Lead USDA?

Policy | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

 

 Roger Bernard of Informa Economics says some of those choices certainly make sense, but elections are far enough away that this discussion is strictly “a game of chance” for the time being.

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