10 May, 2016

Dean Scoops Up Friendly's Ice-Cream Assets for $155 Million

News | By: Bloomberg News

Dean Foods Co., the largest U.S. dairy processor, agreed to buy the manufacturing and retail operations of Friendly’s Ice Cream LLC for $155 million to add another consumer brand and help build its business beyond commodity fresh milk.

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10 May, 2016

Dairy Faces 'Painful' 2016 Summer

Markets | By: Nate Birt

Although lower feed prices and higher producer equity mean today’s dairy market is in better shape than in 2009, a “painful” summer could lie ahead in 2016, says Mike North, Commodity Risk Management Group.

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09 May, 2016

White House Urged to Take Action on WHO Proposal Limiting Milk to Children 

News | By: Jim Dickrell

Proposal is to be taken up this month by the World Health Assembly

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09 May, 2016

Senate Approves Bill That Would OK Raw Milk Distribution

Policy | By: The Associated Press

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a sweeping bill aimed at promoting the state's agricultural sector, including allowing the distribution of raw milk.

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09 May, 2016

Hold on Tight for a Bumpy Ride

Markets | By: Mary Ledman

Stronger production, weaker exports and increased imports have contributed to ample stocks, which are expected to weigh heavily on the markets through midyear or longer.

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09 May, 2016

European Trade Deal Unlikely, says Time

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

But the magazine does predict the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership later this year.

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06 May, 2016

Breaking the Mold, Diversification Leads to Success

Business | By: Anna-Lisa Laca

Meet Art and Renee Schaap diversified dairy farmers from Clovis, N.M.

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05 May, 2016

Dairy Produces Just 1.37% of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Policy | By: Jim Dickrell

All of U.S. livestock contributes just 4.2%, including horses. 

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05 May, 2016

Will Non-GMO be the Next Trend?

News | By: Fran Howard

As non-GMO food products increase in popularity, some dairy producers could look at that market as an opportunity.

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05 May, 2016

U.S. Dairy Exports Down 23% in March

Markets | By: Jim Dickrell

Most concerning is that shipments were also down to Mexico, our largest trading partner, and Southeast Asia.

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