New Zealand

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Canterbury dairy farmers’ spending paying off

Canterbury dairy farmers are putting money where where their mouths are and playing their part in helping to improve water quality, says Canterbury dairy leader Tom Mason.

By: Nigel Malthus

Source: RuralNewsGroup

Link: http://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/item/12946-canterbury-dairy-farmers-spending-paying-off

United States

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Washington’s dairy farmers need NAFTA — and more

With the Washington dairy industry contributing billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to the state’s economy, farmers need a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement, plus other free-trade pacts, to compete on a level field.

By: Stan Ryan

Source: The Seattle Times

Link: https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/washingtons-dairy-farmers-need-nafta-and-more/

Australia

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Basin Plan water target has disastrous consequences for dairy farmers

WHEN Murray Darling Basin ministers meet in ­Albury on Tuesday next week farmers and communities will be expecting better than yet another round of political grandstanding and demands.

By: DARYL HOEY

Source: The Weekly Times

Link: http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/opinion/basin-plan-water-target-has-disastrous-consequences-for-dairy-farmers/news-story/bddf501c5b74b062d99d319b8e371f15

Ireland

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Milk production growth is ‘the opposite of heeding signals’

Speaking at the Food Wise 2025 conference in Croke Park on Monday, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan has issued a word of warning on global dairy markets.
By: Patrick Donohoe

Source: Irish Farmers Journal

Link: https://www.farmersjournal.ie/milk-production-growth-is-the-opposite-of-heeding-signals-329060

China

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Lactalis recall to hit firm’s reputation

French baby milk maker Lactalis Groupe’s ongoing recall of thousands of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination in China is expected to hurt its brand reputation among Chinese consumers and have a negative impact on its market share in the country, according to industry experts.

By: Huang Mingrui

Source: ECNS

Link: http://www.ecns.cn/business/2017/12-14/284476.shtml

Canada

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Pilot program seeking dairy farmers

Barriers to employment can be as straightforward as lacking access to transportation or childcare.
A new partnership hopes to make it easier for Manitoba milk producers to hire locally.

By: Shannon VanRaes

Source: Manitoba Co-operator

Link: https://www.manitobacooperator.ca/livestock/employment-program-pilot-seeks-manitoba-dairy-farmers/

United Kingdom

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Dairy UK joins call for more Brexit clarity

Dairy UK has welcomed the progress being made between the UK government and the European Union on Brexit negotiations, however, the organization also wants to see much more clarity on the future relationship with the EU and how to stabilize the dairy industry.

By:

Source: Food Ingredients First

Link: http://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/dairy-uk-joins-call-for-more-brexit-clarity.html

Europe

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Arla sets out Endrup Dairy plans

Arla Foods plans to run Denmark’s Endrup Dairy as a cheese maturing and packing centre after acquiring the bankrupt company in September.

By: Simon Harvey

Source: just-food

Link: https://www.just-food.com/news/arla-sets-out-endrup-dairy-plans_id138330.aspx

India

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BJP banks on flood relief and dairy farmers

The 93 seats going to polls in the second phase of Gujarat elections include Mehsana, the hotbed of the Patidar agitation in the northern part of the state and the tribal belt where Congress has been traditionally strong. However, BJP hopes relief work done during floods in the north, better prices given for dairy farmers and smaller groups of OBCs will help it secure majority of seats.

By: Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi

Source: ET

Link: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/bjp-banks-on-flood-relief-and-dairy-farmers/articleshow/62043417.cms

France

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Lactalis baby products recalled over salmonella cases

France’s economic ministry has banned the sale of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by the country’s dairy giant Lactalis following the discovery of salmonella cases in babies less than six months old.

By: Naomi Rovnick

Source: The Financial Times

Link: https://www.ft.com/content/098065a3-95f2-395e-a25a-0d31c803a123


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