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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 »

1,000 cow dairy approved after 6-year battle in U.K.

It took six years, $500,000 USD, and an unknown sum of a farmer’s time, but Fraser Jones will be able to build a 1,000 cow dairy in Leighton, Wales, in the United Kingdom. FULL STORY »

Danone shuttering three European plants

French food company Danone said on Wednesday it planned to shut three plants in Italy, Germany and Hungary and cut 325 jobs to cope with falling demand for fresh dairy products. FULL STORY »

DFC: Animal Abuse is Never, Never Okay

Dairy Farmers of Canada views any mistreatment of animals as completely unacceptable and the Executive voiced their concerns about activities that took place in British Columbia, which led to people facing charges for animal abuse on a dairy farm. FULL STORY »

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