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Chinese town trades lead poison test results for milk

After a test showed farmer Zhao Heping's toddler grandson had high levels of lead in his blood two years ago, local officials in China's Hunan province offered the child medicine, he says – and milk. FULL STORY »

India expected to be top milk producer by 2023

As far as growth goes, India is the place to watch for the dairy industry, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook jointly released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. FULL STORY »

FAO June dairy price index down

Global food prices declined in June 2014, with dairy prices helping lead the way. FULL STORY »

Bill Gates’ new milk can helps organize Africa’s milk supply

Imagine a country with over a million small dairy farmers, but no system to properly transport 80% of the milk. You don’t need an imagination, because Kenya is just that. FULL STORY »

China developing taste for dairy

China will be the largest dairy market in the world by 2018, despite dairy not being part of the traditional Chinese diet. This comes as western influence makes its impact and the aging Chinese population grows more concerned about bone health. FULL STORY »

New members named to Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the appointment of 19 additional members to six agricultural trade advisory committees. FULL STORY »

India extends Chinese milk ban until 2015

Earlier this year India banned all milk and milk products entering their country from China, due to the presence of melamine a substance used to make plastic and fertilizer. FULL STORY »

U.S. says science should settle farm debates in trade with EU

A planned EU/U.S. trade deal needs to sweep away "non-scientific barriers" that prevent U.S. farmers from selling many genetically modified crops and some meat from hormone-treated animals in Europe, the U.S. agriculture secretary said on Tuesday. FULL STORY »

B.C. MMB suspends then renews milk pickups at accused abuse farm

A video showing animal abuse on a Chilliwack dairy farm last Monday prompted a halt to milk pickups from the farm on Thursday. FULL STORY »

New Zealand grounds helicopters stressing out dairies

Helicopters looking for manure disposal compliance were grounded due to the stress they were causing to the country's dairy farmers. FULL STORY »

Inspiring farmhand born with no hands, arms, or legs Play video

Chris Koch considers himself to be just another farmer. FULL STORY »

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