The trade war’s only the latest problem facing America's dairy industry

Aug 8, 2019
Even before the trade war began, American dairy farms were dealing with low prices and oversupply throughout the global market.
Cows wait to be milked at the Faria Dairy Farm in 2009 in Escalon, California.
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Canadians mull new trade pact, worry about domestic dairy industry

Oct 8, 2018
Some Canadians worry NAFTA replacement will flood markets with lower-cost U.S. milk and cheese.
A dairy cow on a farm in Caledon, Canada.
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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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How a 109-year-old company keeps up with changes in advertising

Mar 30, 2018
Dairy company Tillamook is more than 100 years old. How has their ad strategy changed?
Behind the scenes at an advertising space at 72andSunny.
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The UK's cheese industry is wary of Brexit

Oct 19, 2017
Cheesemakers, importers and exporters fear that leaving the European Union will be bad for business.
A cheesemaker mills curds in Dymock, Gloucestershire, in southwest England in February.
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Dairy woes rattle U.S.-Canada relationship

Apr 21, 2017
President Trump is criticizing Canada over its recent pricing changes for dairy products that make some U.S. imports less competitive. The Trump administration said that’s hurting dairy farmers in states like Wisconsin and New York.  Click the audio player above…

Food prices are insanely cheap right now

Sep 28, 2016
Grocery prices are on track for the longest stretch of falling prices in 50 years.
A Wal-Mart employee stocks the produce shelves at a store in Miami, Florida.
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Eggs are so cheap, the U.S. is stepping in to buy some

Sep 2, 2016
A 1935 program authorizes the U.S.D.A's purchase of excess commodities, like eggs.
A notice that the price of eggs will be rising soon is seen at a Giant grocery store in Clifton, Virginia. In 2015, widespread outbreaks of Avian Flu costed poultry producers almost 40 million birds, causing the price of eggs to rise sharply.

 

 

 
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Got organic milk? Danone buys into US organic market

Jul 7, 2016
Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave boosts its footprint in the U.S. organic market.
French food product corporation Danone has announced that it has purchased Denver, Colorado based organic foods producer WhiteWave Foods for $10.4 billion. 
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Immigrant workers help save Wisconsin dairy farms

Nov 11, 2015
Mexican and Central American immigrants are a large share of the workers on Wisconsin dairy farms.