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Bread and butter: Investors pile into Australia's dairy sector

A tiny financial services firm on the Sydney bourse has unveiled plans to sell shares as it re-lists as a dairy company, counting on investor interest to develop an industry struggling to keep up with Asia's exploding demand for milk, butter and cheese. FULL STORY »

EU provides aid to dairy sector after Russian ban

The European Commission announced financial support for exporters of dairy products hit by Russia's ban on Western food imports, adding to emergency measures already taken to help fruit and vegetable producers. FULL STORY »

Dairying in a warzone Image Gallery

Fighting continued on and off over the past 14 years in the Gaza region, and Israeli dairies often find themselves in the middle of the conflict. Kibbutzes - collective farms - have lined the Gaza border since 1948. FULL STORY »

WTO smacks the USDA again

A flag has been tossed....again....and the ref has blown his whistle....again. All that remains is the short time it will take him to turn on the public address system and make the same announcement he made the last time the same illegal play was called. FULL STORY »

Russia to increase meat, dairy imports from Brazil

Russia will allow Brazil to significantly increase meat and dairy exports to Russia, the country's state Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service (VPSS) said on Wednesday. FULL STORY »

In Greek dairy war, milkmen cut out the middlemen

Grassroots movements to cut out middlemen have been on the increase since Greece's debt crisis exposed the country's Achilles heel - a bureaucratic system which stifles innovation and encourages corruption. FULL STORY »

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 »

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