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New Zealand dairy company Fonterra will pay a $256,350 fine for charges stemming from last year's recall of some dairy products.
USDA NASS  Apr 3  Comment 
Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 851 million pounds, 0.6 percent below February 2013 and 10.7 percent below January 2014....
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 1  Comment 
The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which markets the Amul brand of milk and dairy products, has been conferred with the CNN-IBN “Innovating for a Better Tomorrow” Aw...
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 1  Comment 
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ByAbba's Aces: WhiteWave Foods Co (WWAV) manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and dairy products throughout North America and Europe. On February 13, 2013, the company...
The Straits Times  Mar 11  Comment 
March 12, 2014 2:07 AM REAL estate developer Yoma Strategic Holdings is ramping up its push into Myanmar by branching out into several new businesses - education, coffee, dairy products, cold storage and logistics.     
USDA NASS  Mar 4  Comment 
Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 951 million pounds, 1.6 percent above January 2013 but 1.9 percent below December 2013....
The Economic Times  Feb 24  Comment 
Rahul Gandhi and Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda laid the foundation stone of country's largest international terminal market for fruits and vegetables, flowers and dairy products.
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USDA NASS  Feb 4  Comment 
December 2013 Highlights...Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 973 million pounds, 2.3 percent above December 2012...
DailyFinance  Jan 29  Comment 
PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 -- iTradeNetwork, the leading provider of SaaS-based supply chain optimization solutions to the food industry, today announced a partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market. Sprouts is a specialty retailer...




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In the US, dairy has a farm value of production that makes it second only to beef. Despite increasing efficiency of production, domestic dairy demand has remained so high that US dairy farmers have found little incentive to export abroad. Significant export activity is limited to powdered milk and cheese to Mexico. But as seen in Chart 1, the US imports large quantities of dairy products, especially relatively expensive cheese products from the European Union.

Dairy prices are historically relatively stable. However, even small fluctuations in price can have a big effect on related companies. The USDA projects that a slight increase in the number of milk-producing cows and increasing milk production efficiency will result in a continued drop in domestic dairy prices.

The USDA forecasted the 2007 all milk price 10 cents higher than the earlier $19.05 prediction to $19.15. In 2008, the all milk price forecast is increased from $18.00 to $18.80. The minimum price of raw milk is regulated in most parts of the country by the government at $9.90, but ever since Cooperatives Working Together (CWT), a dairy farmers group, put into place initiatives in 2002 to control milk supply by retiring herds, milk price have shot up and have remained around $14.

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