Report Says Meat, Dairy to Become World’s Biggest Polluters

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release, Livestock

The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers could soon take the top spot as the world’s biggest polluters. A new report from the nonprofit GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy says meat and dairy could soon produce more greenhouse gasses than oil giants Exxon, Shell, and BP. Zero Hedge Dot Com lists those five ag companies …


Canada Dairy Group Expresses Need to be Vigilant Regarding Trade

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Dairy Farmers of Canada highlighted challenges the group is facing during its annual meeting this week. Dairy farmers from across Canada gathered in Quebec as the annual meeting focused on international trade with the industry is facing pressure from the United States through the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation. Highlighting that the Canadian dairy industry is facing new challenges, …


Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day

Dan Corn, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom is celebrating another food item and lets us know why many will be indulging a savory southern-style treat today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day Today is National Corn Fritters Day. What is a corn fritter some might say? Why they’re tasty bites of fried or baked corn batter, made of corn …


Enforcement of Labeling Regulations Critical

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

As the use of laboratory-based cell culture technologies to replicate naturally made foods continues to develop, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must first enforce its own existing regulations on the labeling of imitation products, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. At an FDA hearing focused on the regulation of cell-cultured products replicating meat, NMPF said that these …


Cooperative Wants Price Floors on Dairy Products

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

While low milk prices and a trade war continue to make things difficult for America’s dairy farmers, a northeast U.S. cooperative is asking the government to step in and help boost milk prices. Agri-Mark, which represents over 900 members, sent a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue asking him to implement price floors for butter, cheese, and nonfat dry milk. …


Canada Dairy Group Understanding of U.S. Frustrations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The largest dairy processor in Canada says President Trump “has a point” when it comes to dairy trade between the U.S. and Canada. Saputo Inc. told Reuters:“Canada should consider eliminating its Class 7 milk policy in order to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States.” The CEO says he understands “the frustrations,” adding, “quite frankly I …


Plant-Based Milk Alternatives Changing Dairy Market

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Soybeans

A new report from CoBank predicts continued double-digit growth in the plant-based milk alternatives market. The report says sales are up 61 percent over the past five years, with slower growth of 15 to 25 percent projected by 2022. Meanwhile, cow’s milk consumption continues a decades-long slump. However, a CoBank spokesperson says the total volume of alternative milk is “relatively …


Secretary Perdue Comments on Canada Dairy Issue

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

While traveling to Canada last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his Canadian counterpart spoke in unison supporting trade. Perdue visited the farm of Canada’s Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, Friday. Speaking with reporters after the event, Perdue discussed Canada’s Dairy Supply Management System, targeted by the U.S. dairy industry as a priority to address through the North American Free Trade …


Agri View: Holstein Cows

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Dairy

Everett Griner talks about Holstein cows in today’s Agri View. Everett fills us in about what really distinguishes these cows from others. Holstein Cows I don’t know how many breeds of cows there are in the world, but I know that the Holstein is the most recognizable. Their black and white markings make them easy to recognize them. It is …