Tariffs impacting dairy trade, a dairy processor buying a majority stake in a non-dairy milk company and a conservation easement program aimed at helping dairy farmers in New York are making headlines..
The world’s top dairy exporter, New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, said on Tuesday that milk production in its home market fell 1 percent in March, pointing to support for global dairy prices.
Fonterra said on Friday its domestic milk production in January had fallen 5 percent year-on-year, which could be seen as a boon for global dairy prices as New Zealand is the world’s largest dairy exporter.
Almost every week the number of farmers who have been left without a home for their milk grows. This time, 52 farmers in New York are being released by Marcus Dairy, a fluid milk processor in Danbury, Conn.