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U.S. triggers formal dispute against Canadian dairy practices

May 26, 2021
The U.S. is accusing Canada of setting aside too large a share of the dairy market exclusively for Canadian dairy processors.
At its root, the disagreement has to do with the way each government tries to help farmers break even.
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Food commodity prices highest since 2014, according to UN

Mar 4, 2021
Weird weather, growing Chinese demand, locusts in Africa and, of course, COVID are driving the surge in prices.
When it comes to global food production, grain makes the world go round.
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Want to understand the laws of supply and demand? Watch the dairy industry

Aug 6, 2020
Milk prices have been volatile with the trade war and now the coronavirus pandemic, and dairy farmers are stretched thin.
A Wisconsin dairy farmer moves her cows into a barn. Her industry has been whipsawed by milk prices.
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As veganism grows more popular in the U.K., dairy industry fights back

Mar 2, 2020
Vegans and dairy farmers in the U.K. vie for the high moral ground.
ReRooted Organic in the U.K. has been producing vegan milk for the past two years.
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Canada protects its dairy industry. President Trump is tired of that.

Aug 30, 2018
The president has given Canada until Friday to sign on to a new trade agreement, but the dairy industry has been one of the prime sticking points during negotiations.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) speaks with dairy farmers in Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 2018. - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.
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The "Illuminati of cheese" is filling fast food chains with cheesy dishes

Jul 20, 2017
“Got Milk?” is arguably the dairy industry’s best ad slogan ever. But how about “Got Cheese?” That do anything for you? Americans are eating record amounts of cheese — 35 pounds of it per person each year on average. But diary farmers still have plenty left over, and there’s a huge surplus of the base product, milk, […]

Dairy industry weighs California's new regulations

Sep 20, 2016
The state wants farmers to do more to cut methane emissions from cows and cowpats.
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