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Canadians mull new trade pact, worry about domestic dairy industry

by Emma Jacobs 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.

by Emma Jacobs 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 USDA is buying milk and giving it to food banks

by Mitchell Hartman Aug 17, 2018
The program is hoping to help the needy – including America's dairy farmers.
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The fight for the dairy aisle turns on the question: 'What’s milk?'

by Adam Allington Mar 3, 2017
With the proliferation of products calling themselves milk (soy, almond, rice, coconut), dairy farmers are now lobbying Congress to limit the use of the word to the stuff that comes from lactating animals, namely cows.  And the makers of the…

Why a food scientist is trying to make powdered breast milk

by Joy Díaz Feb 20, 2017
Donated breast milk in liquid form can be expensive because it needs to be to be screened for disease and drugs, and then stored. One way to address this may be a technique called "spray-drying."
Containers with donated milk at the human milk bank in Lima, Peru.
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Dairy farmers see organic label as a way to pay the bills

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 27, 2016
The organic market's stable pricing is appealing to some dairy farmers.
Cows at the Knapp's dairy farm.
Eilis O'Neill

Eggs are so cheap, the U.S. is stepping in to buy some

by Annie Baxter 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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What's cheaper: milk, oil or water?

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 23, 2015
Take a guess...

As breast milk becomes a commodity, donations drop

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 9, 2015
Local non-profit milk banks say shortages are causing them to turn patients away.

Coke's got milk. Premium milk.

by Gigi Douban Feb 4, 2015
More protein, less sugar, but real milk.