New Zealand

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Farmers nervous as milk prices slide

Dairy farmers are disappointed and nervous following the latest fall in global prices, after hoping the market would improve.
By: Alexa Cook

Source: Radio New Zealand

Link: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/country/344449/farmers-nervous-as-milk-prices-slide

United States

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Some Idaho milk producers lose contracts

Increasing milk production and buyers’ inability to continue to move excess milk out of state is expected to reduce Idaho’s dairy herd by 10,000 cows in the next few months.
By: Carol Ryan Dumas

Source: Capital Press

Link: http://www.capitalpress.com/Dairy/20171122/some-idaho-milk-producers-lose-contracts

Australia

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‘Undervalued’ South Australian company Beston Global Food to take on debt to drive dairy growth

SOUTH Australian food producer Beston Global Food Company has launched an independent investigation into its lagging share price in a heated agribusiness market while resolving to take on maiden debt to grow its dairy business.

By: Valerina Changarathil

Source: The Advertiser

Link: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/undervalued-south-australian-company-beston-global-food-to-take-on-debt-to-drive-dairy-growth/news-story/4112b436522955bdbda170f488f97ed4

Ireland

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Dairy focus: Lessons learned from the first year milking 200 cows

Joe and Kathleen Kirwan – a husband-and-wife team – from Laurel Lodge, Co. Tipperary, have overseen major changes to their dairy business in recent years.

By: Seán Cummins

Source: Agriland

Link: http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/dairy-focus-lessons-learned-from-the-first-year-milking-200-cows/

China

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Heavier penalties needed to eliminate food safety scandals

Food safety is never a mundane topic given that billions of meals are served daily in China. Recently, Gong Wenbin, manager of a bakery and confectionery factory in Liuyang, Hunan Province was sentenced to 10 months in prison and banned from the food industry for life.

By: Liu Lulu Source

Source: Global Times

Link: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1076267.shtml

Canada

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U.S. says new nafta must end canadian protection of dairy, poultry, eggs

At the top of the Trump administration’s list of agricultural goals for the new NAFTA is elimination of Canadian tariffs on imports of U.S. dairy, poultry, and egg products — meaning a dismantling of the nation’s supply-management system.

By: Chuck Abbott

Source: Agriculture

Link: https://www.agriculture.com/news/business/us-says-new-nafta-must-end-canadian-protection-of-dairy-poultry-eggs

India

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Co-op dairy farmers to get ₹4 per litre incentive

The amount will be directly credited into their bank accounts every month

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Source: The Hindu

Link: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/co-op-dairy-farmers-to-get-4-per-litre-incentive/article20631537.ece

France

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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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