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Friday 26th August 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


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US Government Buying Cheese to Support Dairy Farmers

This week, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories to assist food banks across the nation.

The purchase, valued at $20 million, will be provided to families in need, while assisting the stalled marketplace for dairy producers whose revenues have dropped 35 per cent over the past two years.

Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commented: “We appreciate the prompt action taken by the US Department of Agriculture.

“This cheese purchase will provide some assistance to America’s dairy farmers through increased demand for their milk, while also serving the needs of Americans who patronise food banks and other charitable assistance organisations.

“We will continue to assess the economic situation facing dairy farmers, and suggest ways to help farmers endure this lengthy period of low prices.” – Click here to read more.

In research news this week, a new study reported in the journal mBio showed how the microbial populations in raw milk changes over time.

While harmful bacteria rarely reach the consumer, because they are destroyed during pasteurisation, other bacteria can cause spoilage issues or defects in the product.

The study showed that microbial populations were highly diverse but had a common core. The bacteria varied by season and populations also changed when the milk was placed in processing plants.

The researchers hope this information can help companies improve dairy product quality – read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

On-Farm Vaccination Programme Needed to Reduce Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreaks
A programme of on-farm vaccination should be carried out to reduce the number of outbreaks of lumpy skin disease in high risk regions, according to a new report by the European Food Safety Authority Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) carried out for the European Commission, writes Chris Harris.


Company News

Science to Play Key Role in Response to New Challenges in Mineral Nutrition
EU - The industry must adopt a science-based approach to re-evaluating nutrition strategies, particularly in light of proposed European Union limits on Zinc and Copper in animal feed, according to animal nutrition technology company, AB Vista.
What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness
GLOBAL - Q&A with Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation based in Silicon Valley, California.
Market Reports

USDA Milk Production - July 2016
USDA Cattle on Feed - July 2016
USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 18 August 2016

Global Dairy Industry News

     United States

US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
Microbe Population in Raw Milk Changes During Processing
US Government Agrees to Buy Cheese to Support Dairy Farmers
Indiana Bovine TB Case Prompts Cattle Restrictions in Wisconsin

     Australia

New Law to Protect Australian Dairy Farmers from Unfair Contracts
Dairy Farm Profitability Impacted by Future Climate Change, Models Show

     India

India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List

     Global

Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
Bluetongue Outbreaks: French Outbreaks Continue, Brazilian Zoo Hit
Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s

     United Kingdom

TB Badger Culls to Expand in England

     European Union

EU Agri-Food Exports Rise Despite Milk Powder Decline

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