New Zealand

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Why I’m not proud of Fonterra

OPINION: Over the past eight or so weeks there have been lots of conversations, and not all of them sensible, in our house regarding the milk price and what we believe being part of a co-op means.

By: LOUISE GILTRAP

Source: Stuff

Link: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/opinion/98744137/louise-giltrap-why-im-not-proud-of-fonterra

United States

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US Secretary of Agriculture takes milk break at King Brothers Dairy

NORTHUMBERLAND — Farmers talked taxes, trade, minimum wage, hemp and the future of farming on Monday as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited King Brothers Dairy Farm.

By: ADAM COLVER

Source: The Post-Star

Link: http://poststar.com/news/local/us-secretary-of-agriculture-takes-milk-break-at-king-brothers/article_b03b5d40-73bf-53df-8e0c-157d85f8d99a.html

Australia

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Dairy farmer irrigators in debt to Goulburn Murray Water

THE true picture of Victoria’s dairy price crisis is emerging with dairy farmers facing massive water debts.

By: PETER HUNT

Source: The Weekly Times

Link: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/dairy-farmer-irrigators-in-debt-to-goulburn-murray-water/news-story/5490ee1c58b7820be7b3cb5d8b264eb4

Ireland

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Dairy focus: Making the transition to spring milk in Co. Limerick

Farming in Creggane, Charleville, Co. Limerick, the Quain family has been milking cows on the Cork/Limerick border for generations.

By: Seán Cummins

Source: AgriLand

Link: http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/dairy-focus-making-the-transition-to-spring-milk-in-co-limerick/

China

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Chinese milk output rebound to ‘constrain’ dairy imports in 2018

China will see “constrained imports” of both skim milk and whole milk powder in 2018, with buy-ins undermined by a rebound in the country’s own dairy production, enhanced by industry modernisation.

By: Mike Verdin

Source: Agrimoney

Link: https://www.agrimoney.com/companies/companies/chinese-milk-output-rebound-to-constrain-dairy-imports-in-2018-42155

India

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Dairy farmers demand hike in milk procurement price

Threaten to launch agitation if their demand is not met

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Source: The Hindu

Link: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/dairy-farmers-demand-hike-in-milk-procurement-price/article20260765.ece

France

A customer shops in front of empty shelves in the butter section, due to a drop in milk production, at a supermarket in Nice, France October 23, 2017.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Butter shortfall leaves French croissants half-baked

France is running short of butter, with some supermarket shelves sitting empty and the price of croissants on the rise, creating a headache for the government just as it tries to make the food chain fairer for farmers.
By: Gus Trompiz

Source: Reuters

Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-food-butter/butter-shortfall-leaves-french-croissants-half-baked-idUSKBN1CT2EB


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