Issues Monitoring

Keeping you on top of dairy news and consumer trends

September 2018


9/24/2018 (Otago Daily Times via edairynews.com) – New a2 Milk boss sells all her shares

a2 Milk’s new CEO has sold her entire stake in the company after just two months in the job, causing a stir in the investment community. Full Story

9/24/2018 (CentralMaine) – Maine’s artisanal cheese scene is growing up

Aged cheese is trickier to make than fresh, but the state’s cheesemakers are making headway. Maine is establishing itself as a cheesemaking state. Full Story

9/20/2018 (TrendHunter.com) – Rebel Creamery Makes Premium Low-Carb, High-Fat Frozen Desserts

Rebel Creamery is meeting a consumer trend by producing low-carb, high-fat ice cream with no sugar added. Full Story

9/20/2018 (BBC) – Would drinking less milk save the planet?

BBC asks Torsten Hemme of the International Farm Comparison Network and Oatly CEO Toni Petersson, “would drinking less milk save the planet?” Full Story

9/19/2018 (FoodNavigator-USA) – Children are drinking less milk and less juice as they get older… But what are they drinking instead?

New government data* shows that water accounted for 43.7% of beverage consumption among US kids aged 2-19 in the period 2013-2016, followed by milk (21.5%), soft drinks (19.9%), and 100% juice (7.3%). Full Story

9/19/2018 (The Bulletin) – Eberhard’s launches new line of organic products

Oregon’s Eberhard’s Dairy Products is launching an organic line of milk. Full Story

9/18/2018 (Austin American-Statesman) – 3 years after listeria scandal, Blue Bell back in growth mode

Released from strict regulatory checks by state regulators, Texas ice cream maker is selling in 22 states and expanding its production facilities. Full Story

9/17/2018 (DairyBusiness) – National Dairy Council Brings Farmers’ Voice to Changing Conversations About Nutrition

National Dairy Council President Jean Ragalie-Carr shares insights into the important role dairy farmers play in helping NDC communicate with nutrition and health thought leaders. Full Story

9/17/2018 (CNBC) – Potential fallout from the trade war is keeping Domino’s new CEO up at night

Domino’s CEO Richard Allison discusses the impact of the trade situation on his company and dairy farmers. Full Story

9/14/2018 (American Agriculturist) – National Dairy Council seeks innovative product ideas

The National Dairy Council’s 8th annual New Product Competition is seeking the next innovative dairy product from college students across the United States and Canada. Full Story

9/11/2018 (Reuters) – Nestle to remove stabilizers from major milk brands in Brazil

Nestle is eliminating stabilizers from two of its major milk brands in Brazil as part of its goal to offer “natural” products. Full Story

9/11/2018 (Bloomberg) – American Eating Habits Are Changing Faster than Fast Food Can Keep Up

Eighty-two percent of American meals are prepared at home, more than 10 years ago, according to new research. Bloomberg

9/10/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Secretary Perdue Says Canada Must Give Up Class 7, But Will They?

The latest deadline the Trump Administration has given Canada to concede on tough issues and complete renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement came and went again on Friday. To finish the deal, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told CSPAN over the weekend that Canada’s Class 7 dairy policy must go. Full Story

9/5/2018 (USA Today) – With Papa John’s benched, Pizza Hut hopes to score in NFL sponsorship

Pizza Hut discusses its strategy, including enhancing the fan experience at home, after becoming the NFL’s official pizza sponsor. Full Story

9/5/2018 (Business Wire) – The a2 Milk Company™ Launches into Costco

The a2 Milk Company™ today announced that it has secured exclusive distribution of a 3-pack a2 Milk® Whole Milk to Costco stores across the southeast. Full Story

9/4/2018 (Progressive Dairyman) – The summer trifecta of goodwill: Three separate online campaigns tackle U.S. hunger crisis

This summer, three standout social media campaigns from dairy organizations are aiming to provide food to the hungry. Each has its own special method, but all are utilizing various social media platforms to generate awareness, raise money and create a better future for both farmers and those in need. Full Story

9/4/2018 (Independent.ie) – Will 100 cows be enough to provide a viable farm income in 10 years’ time?

That was the question Cork dairy farmer Donal O’Reilly asked himself three years ago when he joined the Teagasc/Glanbia Monitor Farm Programme in January 2015. Full Story

August 2018


8/30/2018 (NBC News) – It’s time to reconsider low-dairy diets, new study suggests

Cheese and yogurt were found to protect against death from any cause, and also against death from cerebrovascular causes, like stroke. Full Story

8/30/2018 (Berry on Dairy) – Daily Dose of Dairy

Berry on Dairy spotlights some new dairy products, including the Nesquik SuperBreakfast protein drink and a cold brew coffee with milk. Full Story

8/29/2018 (Reading Eagle) – Sales of A2 milk rise amid ‘intriguing’ but unproven health claims

Farmers and experts weigh in on the perceived health claims made by producers of A2 milk. Full Story

8/29/2018 (Tribune-Review) – New federal guidelines make it easier for school districts to offer flavored milk

Pennsylvania officials are pleased about federal guidance allowing schools to serve 1-percent flavored milk. Full Story

8/28/2018 (The Takeout) – Eaters of shredded cheese straight from the bag at 2 a.m., unite!

Late-night snacking on shredded cheese is apparently a thing. Full Story

8/28/2018 (EatSipTrip) – How to make a killer cheese board on the cheap

Cheese boards can get expensive, but you don’t need to buy a hunk of white Stilton gold to impress your friends. Cheese boards can be as simple or as complex as you like, and with proper planning and a little fromage knowledge, you can create an outstanding cheese plate. Full Story

8/27/2018 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – A visionary’s vision of 2050

Mike McCloskey, co-founder of fairlife, shares how technology will continue to drive the dairy industry forward over the next 30 years. Full Story

8/27/2018 (Business Insider) – 11 foods with a bad reputation that you can feel good about eating — including coffee, butter, and cheese

Cheese, butter, and whole milk may be unfairly demonized. Full Story

8/23/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – Changing aging conditions of cream affects butter hardness: study

Researchers at the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences, at Utah State University have been studying the effect of cream aging temperature and agitation on butter properties. Full Story

8/23/2018 (Atlas Obscura) – All Aboard the World’s First Floating Dairy Farm

Construction is underway on a floating dairy farm in the Netherlands. Full Story

8/22/2018 (Indiana Gazette) – What will the U.S. dairy industry look like in 50 years?

A Penn State University dairy educator predicts how dairy farming will change in the next 50 years. Full Story

8/22/2018 (QSR) – Checking in on Pizza Hut’s $130M Comeback Plan

“I think we’re doing all the right things,” CEO Greg Creed said. “We’ve got to deliver the results. It’s sort of show-me time, but we feel good about what we’ve got for the back half of the year on Pizza Hut in the U.S.” Full Story

8/21/2018 (Food Navigator) – Drinkable yogurt, eggs & muffins are the fastest growing breakfast foods, Packaged Facts finds

As an iconic breakfast staple, cereal remains a morning favorite – but concerns about sugar are dragging down the category, while demand for protein and convenience are driving sales growth for drinkable yogurt, eggs and, somewhat surprisingly, muffins, according to Packaged Facts. Full Story

8/21/2018 (The Sun) – A glass of milk a day ‘keeps diabetes at bay’ – and could help you lose weight

New research concludes that starting the day with high-protein milk could help reduce type 2 diabetes risk and help people lose weight. Full Story

8/20/2018 (Globe and Mail) – Milk gets a makeover: Switch to PET bottles just the start of changes for everyday staple

Parmalat Canada launched a 1.5-liter bottle that aims to keep milk fresher longer while catching consumers’ eyes. Full Story

8/16/2018 (AgWeb) – WOTUS is Back for 26 States

U.S. farmers thought they had seen the last of the beleaguered Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule in January when the Trump administration moved formally to rescind the regulation and start over with a new version. Full Story

8/16/2018 (Forbes) – Domino’s Pizza Serves Up Innovations In Customer Experience (CX) To Drive Business Growth

Domino’s is profiled for its technology and experiential marketing to become a customer experience champion. Full Story

8/14/2018 (Food Business News) – Adding a ‘wow’ factor to dairy foods

The intent is to wow the consumer with flavor, texture and visual appeal and dairy foods marketers are embracing their power. Full Story

8/9/2018 (PR Newswire) – Summer Treats Made With Nutrient-Rich Milk You Can Feel Good About Eating And Serving

Chef Lorena Garcia make it easy to help close the nutrient gap with delicious recipes that you make and serve with real milk! Full Story

8/8/2018 (Magic Valley) – The new sour cream? Chobani pushes Greek yogurt as condiment with new packaging

Chobani is making its first real foray into the condiment market with Chobani Savor. The Greek yogurt comes in a squeezable, re-sealable pouch that should store longer than yogurt cups. Full Story

8/8/2018 (WJAC) – Too little, too late: Dairy farmers wary of potential impact of cheese factory

There have been recent discussions about a cheese factory in Centre County. Some say that such a factory could be a positive factor to help dairy farms in the area, but farmers in Centre County say it may be too little, too late. Full Story

8/7/2018 (Good4Utah) – A moo-ving story about Millard County milk

Utah News 4 takes a look at where your yogurt come from. Full Story

8/7/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – More than 4% of Wisconsin Dairy Farms Call It Quits in 2018—So Far

Another 382 dairy farms have left the business in Wisconsin this year through the first seven months of the year. That’s an attrition rate of 4.3%, and there are still five months to go. Full Story

8/6/2018 (Dairy Good) – Dairy competition helps inspire next generation of food developers

Developing a new food that people will want to snack on takes more than catering to cutting-edge taste buds. Full Story

8/6/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – Changing Consumer and the Impact on Dairy Discussed at Forum

Inaugural Dairy Experience Forum focused on opportunities to focus on consumer values, provide them with a better dairy experience and help drive dairy demand. Full Story

8/3/2018 (FoodIngredientsFirst) – Darigold expands global operations: “We see increased demand for protein & dairy products,” says Senior Vice President

Darigold Inc. reports it is expanding its global customer service and long-term commitment to growth in international markets. Full Story

8/3/2018 (CBS New York) – Study Finds New Health Benefits To Consuming Yogurt, Milk

A new study finds yogurt can help combat metabolic syndrome. Full Story

8/2/2018 (Cornell Chronicle) – Milk carton ‘sell-by’ dates may become more precise

The “sell-by” and “best-by” dates on milk cartons may soon become more meaningful and accurate. Full Story

8/2/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – Why the Issue of Standards of Identity Goes Beyond Just ‘Milk’

It appears that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally going to enforce the federal standard of identity for “milk” and disallow soy and nut beverages from using the term on their labels. But the issue goes even further than “milk,” says Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation. Full Story

8/1/2018 (KTRK-TV) – Demand growing for no-nut milk products, but are they better?

But how do these new non-nut, non-dairy milks stack up to cow’s milk nutritionally? Full Story

8/1/2018 (AGDAILY) – Thank you farmers — a video tribute

Nelson Agri-Center, a hardware store and farm center in Viroqua, Wisconsin, celebrates farmers with this amazing video. Full Story

July 2018


7/31/2018 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Farmer-owned cooperative combats hunger in Michigan with 2.6 million servings of milk

For the forth year in a row, the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) has made a donation of fresh milk to the state’s food bank network. MMPA is donating 150 gallons of milk a day for 2018. Full Story

7/31/2018 (AGDAILY) – Dairy farmers urge FDA to include dairy in ‘healthy’ foods label

As the FDA considers a new “healthy” foods label, dairy foods and drinks should be an integral part of the new federal effort, says Edge Dairy Farmers Cooperative. Full Story

7/30/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Beth Ford Takes The Helm At Land O’ Lakes

Ford is the first female CEO in the company’s history and one of only 25 female CEOs currently leading a Fortune 500 company. Full Story

7/30/2018 (WNYT) – Death of Dairy Farm

Forum 13 takes a look at the growing concern of dairy farms exiting the industry. Full Story 

7/27/2018 (Ag Morning Clips) – Virginia is losing dairy farms at an alarming rate

“There were about 650 Grade-A dairy permits this time last year, and now there are only 550,” said Tony Banks, a Virginia Farm Bureau Federation commodity marketing specialist who tracks dairy trends. “Unfortunately, the losses will probably continue well into the second half of the year.” Full Story

7/25/2018 (Dairy Industries International) – Lactose-free milk is growing twice as fast as plant-based alternatives

Powered by lactose-free innovation, dairy is challenging the dominance of plant milks, with US sales of lactose-free milk set to catch up with – and perhaps even overtake – almond milk. Full Story

7/24/2018 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Your fellow farmers are on social media

“Where are our consumers spending time on social media?” I get this question a lot from farmers and dairy industry communication professionals during my training sessions. They are wondering where they should spend their time and resources, including paid promotion, to reach our consumer audience. Full Story

7/24/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Farm to Fork: Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores Celebrates 50 Years

Iconic ice cream brand hits half century mark of bringing milk from the dairy parlor to the ice cream parlors. Full Story

7/23/2018 (Chicago Tribune) – Which vanilla ice cream is the cream of the crop? We taste test 12 top brands

There are a lot of different vanillas out there, and I’m not just talking French vanilla or vanilla bean ice creams, but what brand of “plain old” vanilla is best? Full Story

7/23/2018 (Food Safety News) – Federal officials post public alert about Hungry Man dinners

Federal officials on Friday posted a public health alert regarding certain Hungry Man frozen dinners because of concerns about Salmonella contamination of whey powder used to make them. Full Story

7/19/2018 (NBC News) – Baltimore becomes first major city to remove sugary drinks from kids’ menus

Baltimore has become the first major city to prohibit restaurants from including sugary drinks on children’s menus. The measure is intended to promote healthy habits in young children and their families by making the default kids’ menu options water, milk and 100 percent fruit juices. Full Story

7/19/2018 (Feedstuffs) – Fuel Up to Play 60 summit promotes dairy, healthy living

he 2018 Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit was held in Atlanta, Ga., this week to help encourage youth to lead healthier lives and to promote agriculture’s role in society. Full Story

7/18/2018 (Quartz) – American cheese is no longer the most popular cheese in America

For nearly 100 years, most of the cheese made in America was American cheese. But since the mid-1960’s, Italian-style cheese has boomed in the United States, working up from millions to billions of pounds produced each year. Full Story

7/18/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Milk Life Helps Find The Next Olympic Hopeful

In conjunction with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), Milk Life will serve as the first title sponsor for the Next Olympic Hopeful, a talent-identification program discovering potential Olympic athletes. Full Story

7/17/2018 (WSAW Wausau) – Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center highlights strong ties to dairy industry

 A new facility in Manitowoc is highlighting our strong ties to the dairy industry. Full Story

7/17/2018 (The Street) – Meet the Milk Company Trying to Upend How You Get Your Calcium

This isn’t your father’s kind of milk. The a2 Milk Company creates a new sort of milk with the aim of ‘bringing people back to dairy.’ Full Story

7/16/2018 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Consumer trends shift communication model

Today’s consumer seeks two-way engagement, so they can build trust and an authentic connection with their favorite brands and the people behind the products . . . such as dairy farmers. Full Story

7/16/2018 (NBCDFW) – Granbury Distillery Makes Spirits From Cow Milk Waste

Along North Houston Street in Granbury, on what used to be a used car lot, a brand new local distillery is churning out homemade spirits using a unique ingredient — cow’s milk. Full Story

7/12/2018 (AGDAILY) – Texas study confirms full-fat milk does a body good

The study, published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found no significant link between dairy fats and cause of death or, more specifically, heart disease and stroke – two of the country’s biggest killers often associated with a diet high in saturated fat. Full Story

7/12/2018 (The New Yorker) – A Master’s Twist on Making Ice Cream in a Plastic Bag

Making ice cream typically involves not only a machine but more than a day of preparation; the plastic-bag method simplifies things and doubles as a party trick. Full Story

7/11/2018 (Food & Wine) – 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Storing Cheese, According to a Cheesemonger 

If you, like us, spend a lot of time thinking about cheese, you should also spend some time thinking about how you store it. Full Story

7/11/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – EW Nutrition and Acies Bio JV develops technology to transform dairy by-product into Vitamin B12

Whey2Value (W2V), a German-based joint venture established by EW Nutrition and Acies Bio, has developed a technology that uses whey as a substrate to produce a natural form of vitamin B12. Full Story

7/10/2018 (BUSTLE) – Domino’s Pizza Has A 50 Percent Off Deal For All Online Pizza Orders This Week — Here’s How To Get It

If you’re looking for an excuse to throw a pizza party, consider this your sign. From July 9 through July 15, Domino’s is offering all its pizzas for 50 percent off menu price. Full Story

7/10/2018 (Food Dive) – Target takes on Halo Top with its own low-calorie, high-protein ice cream

Target is introducing its own Halo Top-esque ice cream from in-house brand Archer Farms. Full Story

7/9/2018 (Cornell Chronicle) – Food scientists turn cheddar orange in a green whey

Cornell food scientists have found an infusion process to give cheddar cheese its consumer-pleasing orange color. Full Story

7/9/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – New Efforts to Champion Fluid Milk

Americans drink about one-third less fluid milk today than they did in 1975. New efforts are underway to support, promote, and protect the reputation of fluid milk in the United States. Full Story

7/5/2018 (Dairy Foods) – Dairy Queen introduces the limited release of the Americana-inspired Blizzard

The red, white and blue frozen treat features soft-serve ice cream, rock candy and is topped with a StarKiss frozen treat. Full Story

7/5/2018 (Cision PR Newswire) – The Laughing Cow® Introduces a Whole New Way to Eat a Classic – The Laughing Cow Cheese Cups™

The Laughing Cow cheese you love now offers a world of endless snack possibilities to enjoy whenever, however and wherever you want. Full Story

7/3/2018 (Forbes) – Good Culture: Meet The Brand On A Mission To Bring Back Cottage Cheese

Good Culture is on a mission to bring cottage cheese back. Full Story

7/3/2018 (The Philadephia Tribune) – Pa. dairy farmers find happy collaboration for surplus milk

Stolztfus and his family own Cedar Dream dairy farm in Peach Bottom. But yogurt is a whole new business for him. Full Story

7/2/2018 (Dairy Good) – What is Ice Cream?

Sweet. Creamy. Delicious. Yes, ice cream falls into all three categories, but what exactly makes ice cream, well, ice cream? Full Story

7/2/2018 (The Washington Post) – America’s cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high

The United States has amassed its largest stockpile of cheese in the 100 years since regulators began keeping tabs. Full Story

June 2018


6/28/2018 (Feedstuffs) – Milk fat implications more complex than once thought

Emerging scientific evidence suggests that saturated fat might not be harmful as once thought. Full Story

6/28/2018 (New York Post) – This ice cream is so thick you can twirl it around a fork

Republic of Booza, a new Williamsburg ice-cream joint, is taking the frozen treat back to its roots. Full Story

6/27/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Wisconsin Entrepreneur Creates Fruit-Flavored Cheese For Kids

Some cheeses pair extremely well with fruits. But pairing fruit flavors in cheese? Full Story

6/27/2018 (The New York Times) – A Guide to Soft Fresh Cheeses: Cottage Cheese, Mascarpone and More

A guide to choosing the right soft cheese. Full Story

6/26/2018 (The New York Times) – Is America Ready to Love Cottage Cheese Again?

After languishing in yogurt’s shadow for decades, cottage cheese is back, sporting new flavors and small-batch appeal. Full Story

6/26/2018 (Food Navigator) – Halo Top routinely under-fills its pints, alleges lawsuit, ‘dramatically so, at times…’

A month after being hit with a lawsuit alleging it made false and misleading representations about its light ice cream, Halo Top has been targeted again, this time with a proposed class action alleging it routinely under-fills its pints, “and has been doing this for years.” Full Story

6/25/2018 (The Wall Street Journal) – Someone Is Stealing Italy’s Most Precious Cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano thieves are driving producers to drastic measures; “This is Fort Knox for cheese”. Full Story

6/25/2018 (Dairy Foods) – Noosa launches innovative side-by-side yogurts in one container

The new Aussie-style yogurt line features two different yogurt flavors in one package. Full Story

6/21/2018 (Dairy Foods) – U.S. cheese market evolving with shifting consumer preferences

Demand is on the rise for natural, ‘authentic’ cheeses and convenient formats. Full Story

6/21/2018 (KPVI) – Could Idaho support another Chobani? Dairymen say they could take on an even bigger milk processor.

With an oversupply of 2 million pounds per day, Idaho could handle a lot more milk processing. Full Story

6/20/2018 (CALmatters) – Out with soda, juice and chocolate milk—California could become first state to restrict kids’ meals

Under a bill advancing in the Capitol, restaurants could offer only water or milk with meals marketed for children. Full Story

6/20/2018 (Star Tribune) – General Mills rolls out high-protein, low-sugar yogurt — and it’s not Greek

General Mills has started production of YQ, a yogurt that has less sugar than most Greek yogurts but the same amount of protein. Full Story

6/19/2018 (National Dairy Council) – Can Dairy Foods Support Metabolic Health?

Did you know following a healthy eating pattern that includes low-fat and fat-free dairy foods has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes? Full Story

6/19/2018 (Hattiesburg American) – Country Girls Creamery thrives in Mississippi’s failing dairy market

Country Girls Creamery got its start eight years ago, at a time when small dairy farms were struggling or going out of business. Today they are thriving and can be found in close to 50 stores, restaurants and farmers markets. Full Story

6/18/2018 (Dairy Foods) – Ben & Jerry’s releases a new “Special Stash” flavor with Phish

Burlington, Vt.-based Ben & Jerry’s partnered with the band Phish for a third flavor to celebrate the 21st anniversary of The WaterWheel foundation. Full Story

6/18/2018 (The Country Today) – Art of dairying on display at Crave Brothers

A large mural, made possible through a partnership with DMI and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, adorns the newest addition to the cheese making facility at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese. Full Story

6/14/2018 (PR Newswire) – Summer’s A Treat At Holiday Inn® With Chocolate Milk Happy Hour

Holiday Inn® takes a fresh and fun take on the classic milk and cookies combo, with delicious treats from fairlife® Ultra-Filtered Milk and Otis Spunkmeyer®. Full Story

6/14/2018 (Markets Insider) – Domino’s® Joins the American Red Cross’ Missing Types Campaign

Domino’s is supporting the American Red Cross and its latest Missing Types campaign to recruit blood donors. Full Story

6/13/2018 (Hello Giggles) – “Moon Milk” is one of the most popular wellness trends on Pinterest — but what on Earth is it?

According to Pinterest, “Moon Milk” is already one of this year’s top wellness trends, and saves for the drink have skyrocketed over 700% since 2017. Full Story

6/13/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – Walmart Opens Indiana Milk Plant

Today, Walmart opened its first milk processing facility in Ft. Wayne Indiana. Full Story

6/12/2018 (Entrepreneur) – Just Order a Pizza If America’s Crumbling Infrastructure Worries You — Domino’s Is on It

Domino’s unveiled a “paving for pizza” partnership to repair potholes in towns where it delivers pizzas to “save your good pizza from these bad roads. Full Story

6/12/2018 (HeraldLIVE) – Factory uses water from milk

A milk factory in Mossel Bay has revolutionized its production processes by switching to an approach that will nearly eliminate its reliance on municipal water. Full Story

6/11/2018 (INSIDER) – Frozen yogurt is usually healthier than ice cream — but you’re probably making an unhealthy mistake with it

Frozen yogurt can be a healthier choice depending on what you’re looking to get out of a dessert. Full Story

6/11/2018 (Altoona Mirror) – Pa. dairy farmers strive to end statewide hunger

Pennsylvania dairy farmers are calling for all Pennsylvanians to join them to help end hunger statewide through the Fill a Glass with Hope initiative, the first statewide charitable fresh milk program in the U.S. that offers fresh milk to families in need. Full Story

6/8/2018 (Dairy Business) – $391 Million in Cheese Exports to Mexico Support U.S. Dairy Industry, Boost U.S. Economy

USDEC President and CEO Tom Vilsack said Mexican tariffs on U.S. cheese could be damaging as Mexico is the U.S. dairy industry’s No. 1 cheese export market. Full Story

6/8/2018 (Berry on Dairy) – Ice Cream 2018: The Five Biggest Trends this Summer

Berry on Dairy examines the five biggest ice cream trends of the summer, including “culinary-inspired” offerings. Full Story

6/7/2018 (Local SYR) – Local Dietitian & Triathlete Refuels with Chocolate Milk

Local dietitian, triathlete and dairy farmer Abigail Copenhaver is training for the Ironman Syracuse 70.3 and refuels her body after training with chocolate milk. Full Story

6/7/2018 (Dairy Foods) – Breyers to add 100% Grade A milk and cream designation

The brand is updating packaging and partnering with American farmers through a sustainability fund. Full Story

6/6/2018 (Food Safety News) – Dairy named: Raw milk, farm animals likely cause of new E. coli outbreak among children

Unpasteurized, raw milk from French Broad Farm in Knoxville, TN, and animals at the operation are most likely the causes of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections among children in Knox County, TN. Full Story

6/6/2018 (Dairy Foods) – Understanding the fat, sugar and calories in cow’s milk to make the best choices

By providing people with information about the fat, sugar and calories in cow’s milk options in the marketplace, the dairy community can help people choose the right dairy foods to meet their needs. Full Story

6/5/2018 (National Dairy Council) – Organic Milk and Omega-3: Understanding the Labels

When we compare conventional milk to milk labeled organic or grass-fed, it’s important to know that there are more similarities than differences. Full Story

6/5/2018 (Dairy Foods) – Organic and natural food options are on the rise

Engaged consumers seeking more natural and organic food options are driving growth for the organic/natural channels. Full Story

6/4/2018 (AGDAILY) – Dairy Farmers of America rejuvenate classic milk with Mülü

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is shaking up the dairy industry and shifting milk’s status quo. Full Story

6/4/2018 (USA TODAY) – America’s ultimate cheese destinations

For National Cheese Day (June 4), we’re celebrating drool-worthy display cases, carts and caves full of the ultimate comfort food. Whether you prefer a soft brie, gooey mozzarella or real Parmigiano-Reggiano, there’s a cheesemonger to curate the best options at these cheese eateries across the country. Full Story

6/1/2018 (DairyBusiness News) – Year Two of Undeniably Dairy Kicks Off With Celebration of Those Devoted to Dairy

National Dairy Month honors the farmers, artisans and food lovers devoted to dairy from coast to coast with murals, podcasts, on-farm events and more. Full Story

6/1/2018 (ABC News) – Got indigestion? These cows could solve your milk problem

Dairy companies looking for ways to appeal to people who avoid milk because of indigestion are promoting what they describe as a natural, easier-drinking alternative. Full Story

May 2018


5/31/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – France’s Lactalis Tests Plant After Tainted Milk Scandal

Lactalis is testing production at its Craon plant in northwest France that had been halted because dozens of babies were found ill last year after drinking salmonella-contaminated milk produced at the factory. Full Story

5/31/2018 (Dairy Foods) – Consumption of real dairy remains strong

Dairy alternatives have exploded in popularity in the past few years. Despite their rising status, the global consumption of real dairy products remains strong, according to new research from Minneapolis-based Cargill. Full Story

5/30/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Milk’s Biggest Competitor May Surprise You

It’s not just plant-based milk products competition with consumers’ appetite for milk today, it’s also another popular item in the beverage case. Full Story

5/30/2018 (Associated Press) – New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Full Story

5/29/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – Exports Provide Milk Prices A Glimmer Of Hope

While basis continues to be significantly suppressed in most of the country, exports are up going into the summer nudging milk futures higher too. Full Story

5/29/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Dairy Product Demand Starts Year on Improved Note 

U.S. butter and cheese use during the first quarter of 2018 was increasing at a pace exceeding the gains in milk production. Full Story

5/25/2018 (Quartz) – China’s thirst for milk is bad news for the planet

A study predicts China’s milk consumption will increase threefold by 2050, a shift researchers say could increase global greenhouse gas emissions from cows by more than one-third. Full Story

5/25/2018 (The Atlantic) – There’s Something About Yogurt

The Atlantic touts the many benefits of yogurt, including recent research pointing to its benefits in reducing inflammation. Full Story

5/24/2018 (The New Daily) – Why Australians are buying full-cream milk and veering away from low-fat alternatives

Australians are choosing full-fat milk over skim options as they shift toward “whole food” diets. Full Story

5/24/2018 (News Release) – Domino’s Awards ‘World’s Fastest Pizza Maker’

Domino’s crowned franchise owner Werner Lomker as the “world’s fastest pizza maker” after he made three large pizzas in 57 seconds during its recent company-wide meeting. Full Story

5/23/2018 (Fox59 Indianapolis) – Matheus Leist, Indy 500 rookies honored at Fastest Rookie luncheon

Matheus Leist was honored as the fastest rookie during Indy 500 qualifying and said, “hopefully we can drink the milk next Sunday.” Full Story

5/23/2018 (Beveragedaily.com) – UK sets sugar reduction targets for juice and milk-based drinks

Juice and milk-based drinks are currently exempt from the UK’s sugar tax: but Public Health England has set out targets for sugar reduction in these categories – and says that progress will be taken into account when it reviews the milk-based drinks exemption in 2020. Full Story

5/22/2018 (Reuters) – Competition Heats up for Controversial a2 Milk Company

Reuters examines how companies such as Nestle are offering their own brand of A2-only milk powder in China and other countries. Full Story

5/22/2018 (FoodNavigator.com) – ‘The familiarity factor’: Consumers want recognisable protein sources

As consumer interest in protein continues to grow food makers are working to differentiate themselves based on protein source. But, new research suggests, consumers are most accepting of proteins that are recognizable and familiar. Full Story

5/21/2018 (DairyBusiness) – Dairy Campaign is Undeniably Different

DMI’s Beth Engelmann sets the stage for Year Two of the Undeniably Dairy campaign. Full Story

5/21/2018 (News Release) – Domino’s® Weeklong Carryout Special Brings the Work of Thousands of American Farms to Your Table

Domino’s is paying tribute to America’s dairy farmers and others who make their pizzas possible with a weeklong carryout special. Full Story

5/18/2018 (Morning Ag Clips) – Chocolate milk is back in Detroit public schools

Chocolate milk is back in Detroit public schools after several years off the menu. Full Story

5/18/2018 (News Release) – How milk becomes cheese

A video made with the St. James Cheese Co. in New Orleans explains how milk becomes cheese. Full Story

5/15/2018 (Medical News Today) – Could eating yogurt reduce inflammation?

According to a new study, the answer is “yes.” Its authors believe that yogurt might protect us from the harmful byproducts of gut bacteria. Full Story

5/15/2018 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Share your undeniable devotion to dairy

June Dairy Month is the perfect time to connect with consumers, DMI’s Don Schindler writes. Full Story

5/14/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – fairlife: Out-of-the-Jug Thinking

Sue McCloskey shared “the fairlife story” at the 2018 Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Annual Conference. Full Story

5/14/2018 (Motley Fool) – Here’s Why Domino’s Thinks Its Growth Story Is Just Getting Started

Domino’s Pizza is on a roll. The delivery and carryout specialist’s stock recently hit a new high following the announcement of robust sales and profit growth in its fiscal first quarter. Full Story

5/11/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Murphy: The New ‘Sniff Test’

Truth is, most consumers don’t understand the difference between any of the phrases that appear on meat, dairy and other perishable food products. Full Story

5/11/2018 (The Cattle Site) – New Standards for Dairy Products Being Drafted in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s Association of Producers and Exporters of Milk and Dairy Products (ASEB) plans to introduce new standards for these products in the country, ASEB Executive Director Samir Eyyubov said at a meeting of the Association participants in Baku today, 11 May. Full Story

5/9/2018 (Lewiston Tribune) – New dairy app helps farmers know what cows are doing and how they’re doing

Georgia dairy farmer Richard Watson uses the Ida app to keep tabs on the health of his herd. Full Story

5/9/2018 (FoodNavigator.com) – ‘There is a mega-trend around fermentation’: The rising star of fermented foods

Fermentation is making a ‘comeback’ in western markets, with growing demand supported by consumer perceptions of it as a ‘natural’ and ‘healthy’ food preservation method. Full Story

5/8/2018 (Business Insider) – Costco uses over a pound of cheese for the $9.95 cheese pizzas in its food court

Costco food courts are known for serving up pizza pie after jumbo-sized pizza pie. Technically, the warehouse club is the 14th largest pizza chain in the US. Full Story

5/8/2018 (The Sun) – Dermatologists reveal the secret cure for sunburn that’s already in your fridge

A New York dermatologist recommends cold milk as a cure for sunburn. Full Story

5/3/2018 (7 News Boston) – Average American eats 23 pounds of ice cream a year

Does the return of warmer weather have you craving ice cream?  Full Story

5/3/2018 (American Farm Bureau Federation) – Canadian Dairy Is Having Its Cake and Eating it Too

Canadian dairy farmers are expected to increase milk production this year by 4 percent, to 21.6 billion pounds. Full Story

5/2/2018 (DairyReporter.com) – US and Latin American dairy groups sign partnership

A new partnership between US and Pan-American dairy farmers is set to foster collaboration in promoting trade and combating trade-inhibiting regulations and policies. Full Story

5/2/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – Milk PEP Launches New Kids Campaign

MilkPEP has launched a campaign targeted at moms to remind them that half of kids ages 9 and older are falling short on their consumption of calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Full Story

5/1/2018 (New Food Magazine) – European dairy industry calls on bloc to get tough on ‘misleading’ labels

Three European trade bodies have issued a reminder to member states not to go soft on misleading practices. Full Story

5/1/2018 (Forbes) –  How Becoming ‘A Tech Company That Sells Pizza’ Delivered Huge For Domino’s

Domino’s Pizza CEO Patrick Doyle has been talking about being a tech company that sells pizzas for years. Full Story