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  • Taste, Health Affect Consumer Choices for Milk, Nondairy Beverages
    US - In recent years, retail sales of fluid milk have experienced significant change and per capita consumption has decreased at a rate of 830 mL per year since 1975. Between 2011 and 2014, sales of fluid milk have decreased 3.8 per cent but the amount of nondairy, plant-based beverages sold increased 30 per cent between 2010 and 2015.

  • Arla Foods Amba Increases Milk Price for August
    UK - Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by one eurocent per kilogramme from 1 August.

  • CME: Beef, Dairy Cow Slaughter Up 9% Compared Last Year
    US - Some of you may have noticed that there have been no preliminary estimates of the upcoming USDA "Cattle Inventory" report. While analysts have a fairly good process for estimating the cattle on feed numbers, it is quite difficult to come up with the July cattle inventory estimates with no data for the previous year, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

  • Iowa Gov Kicks Off China Farm Mission
    CHINA - Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is leading a trade mission to China that will feature officials from groups representing the state's major agricultural producers.

  • North Korea‚Äôs Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
    NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large part of its population, according to a new FAO update prepared in collaboration with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

  • CME: July COF Numbers Expected to be Up 2.8%
    US - Before we go over the estimates of the cattle on feed inventory, just a very brief update on the case of atypical BSE that USDA announced. You can read all the details from the link below but our opinion is that this should have very little material impact on domestic or export demand, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

  • Study Reveals Health Insurance Costs Threaten Farm Viability
    US - According to a new US Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise.

  • China, US Applaud Comprehensive Economic Dialogue
    US - Senior Chinese and US government officials spoke positively of their first Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington on Wednesday after they reached a wide consensus.

  • AFBF Says Modernised NAFTA Must Work for US Ag
    US - North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiations need to protect valuable market gains for US agriculture while addressing remaining challenges in the US's closest international markets, Jason Perdue, a row crop, beef and poultry farmer from York, Nebraska, told the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade.

  • China's Dairy Products Quality Continues to Improve, Report Reveals
    CHINA - Some 99.8 per cent of fresh milk and 99.5 per cent of dairy products checked last year were up to standard, according to a dairy quality report released Wednesday.

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