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Editorial: Better News for Some US Dairy Farmers

There is some better news for dairy farmers in the US or at least for those in Pennsylvania, who will receive a share of new milk marketing board premium payments.

Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell has welcomes the decision by the Milk Marketing Board saying it means dairy farmers will get a fair share of premium payments, worth $6.7 million.

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board is changing its method of calculating over-order premium payment obligations on milk produced, processed and sold in the state.

The Governor said the decision on 2 June – which comes amidst one of the longest, most trying economic environments for dairy producers in generations – would translate into approximately $6.7 million more being paid to the state's milk producers.

In Europe, milk producers have been using thousands of litres of milk this week to show consumers the milk market problems are still unsolved.

According to the European Milk Board, there is "No ray of hope for the milk market."

The milk board said that although the European Commission set up the High Level Group of Experts on Milk (HLGM) to come up with mechanisms to overcome the milk market crisis, the future of the milk market looks anything but rosy.

The producers handed out thousands of litres of milk to consumers in European cities as part of the protest.

The outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Japan, has seen milk and milk product exports to China halted.

China's top quality watchdog, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ), and Ministry of Agriculture issued the ban on imports of cloven-hoofed animals and related products from Japan, to stop the disease spreading to animals in the country, but not due to food safety.

Chris Harris

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* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 3 new features this week:

Kimber's Farm Veal
Producing veal on their dairy unit, the Kimber family sell their product through farmers' markets and their farm shop. Charlotte Johnston, TheCattleSite junior editor speaks to Ruth Kimber about how the business has developed over the years.
Sustainable Land Management For Graziers
There are a range of practices that you can adopt to improve the productivity and sustainability of your farm. This article from Industry and Investment New South Wales provides ten tips to help you attain a healthier, more productive and sustainable farm.
CAP Policy Post 2013: Ireland
Professor Gerry Boyle of Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority comments on the future of the common agricutlural policy (CAP).
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* Global Dairy Cattle Industry News

   General

 » FMD NEWS: 35 More FMD Outbreaks In Miyazaki
 » EU Opens Discussion On Animal Welfare In S. America
 » EU-Canada Trade Talks Stumble Over Supply Management
 » International Prices of Agricultural Commodities Drop

   United States

 » Trichomoniasis Threatens New Mexico Herd
 » Put More Nitrogen Into Milk, Not Manure
 » Is Milk From Grass-Fed Cows Better For You?
 » Weekly Outlook: Mixed Development For Corn Exports
 » Uncovering The Mystery Of A Major Threat To Wheat
 » Strategy To Prevent Deadly E.Coli In Cattle
 » CME: Record-High Corn Condition Ratings
 » Milk Storage Tanks Exempt From Oil Spill Rule
 » Good News For Pennsylvania Milk Producers

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   China

 » China Reports a New Outbreak of FMD
 » China Bans Milk, Meat Imports From Japan

   Canada

 » Saskatchewan Launches 2010 Billboard Campaign
 » Cattle Advances System For Traceability

   United Kingdom

 » Red Tractor Clocks Up A Decade
 » Call for Greater Controls on Imported Livestock
 » RABDF NMR Gold Cup Open Day

   Australia

 » Japan's FMD Sends Warning To Australia
 » Bioniche in Partnership with Bayer Australia

   United Arab Emirates

 » Hassad Food Invests In Global Livestock, Grain Projects

   European Union

 » Copa-Cogeca Urges Farm Ministers To Re-Focus CAP
 » European Milk Protests Continue

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   Switzerland

 » Innovative UHT Processing System Launched

   Greece

 » Greek Welfare Controls under Scrutiny

   Ireland

 » Minister Calls For CAP to Support Farm Incomes

   Japan

 » 35 More FMD Outbreaks in Miyazaki

   Netherlands

 » Researchers Compare LCAs for Animal Products

   France

 » New Strategic Plan Adopted at OIE World Assembly

   Russian Federation

 » Russia Is Rinderpest-Free



That's all for this week!

Ed.
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