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2008-07-19 00:00:29

CHEESE and milk producer Dairy Crest said yesterday it was continuing to pass on higher milk costs to customers as inflationary pressure showed no signs of abating. The group said sales in its dairies division rose 5 per cent during the three months to June 30, "principally reflecting the impact of price increases to recover higher raw milk and commodity costs". Sales at Dairy Crest's foods division - products include Cathedral City cheddar, Country Life butter and Utterly Butterly spread...

2008-07-18 18:00:30

Cheese and milk producer Dairy Crest is continuing to pass on higher milk costs to customers as inflationary pressure showed no signs of abating. The group said yesterday that sales in its dairies division rose five per cent during the three months to June 30, "principally reflecting the impact of price increases to recover higher raw milk and commodity costs". Sales at Dairy Crest's foods division - its products include Cathedral City cheddar, Country Life butter and Utterly Butterly...

2008-07-15 03:00:22

By Jennifer Mann, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 15--A consortium of consumer and family farm groups is pushing a Senate committee to investigate Kansas City-based Dairy Farmers of America amid claims of coercion and deceit. A letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee claims the dairy cooperative has undue influence over prices that dairy farmers receive, controls more of the dairy market than it admits and overall has been detrimental to the majority of dairy farmers and the dairy-buying...

2008-07-11 09:00:45

By Paul Grimaldi, The Providence Journal, R.I. Jul. 9--Consumers grousing about the high cost of food have more to grumble about as milk prices are likely to go up -- again. Milk prices hit a record a year ago, when Americans paid an average of $3.80 a gallon and have stayed high ever since. By January, the cost of a gallon of milk rose to $3.87 a gallon, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, up more than 36 percent from last year. Prices vary widely in Rhode Island and...

2008-07-09 15:00:24

By Paul Grimaldi Consumers grousing about the high cost of food have more to grumble about as milk prices are likely to go up -- again. Milk prices hit a record a year ago, when Americans paid an average of $3.80 a gallon, and have stayed high ever since. By January, the cost of a gallon of milk rose to $3.87 a gallon, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, up more than 36 percent from last year. Prices vary widely in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Over the...

2008-07-08 03:00:13

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 8--Twenty-five agriculture and consumer groups, including three based in Wisconsin, have asked the U.S. Senate for immediate public hearings and oversight of the nation's largest dairy cooperative, Dairy Farmers of America. The groups, represented by the National Family Farm Coalition, allege the cooperative has engaged in predatory business practices that have led to the demise of thousands of farms and an increasingly consolidated dairy...

2008-06-21 03:00:00

The Ohio Department of Health and officials in five Ohio counties are investigating 17 illnesses from E. coli bacteria. So far the cases are confined to counties in Central and Northwest Ohio. Thirteen of the 17 cases have been linked by genetic fingerprinting and also match the genetic fingerprint of several cases in Michigan, according to the state health department. The strain is E. coli O157:H7, the same type that caused a national outbreak from spinach in 2006. So far, no source for...

2008-06-17 06:00:27

By Anthony Harrington ONE of the more depressing facts about milk production in Scotland is that it is currently at a 37-year low, despite the fact that dairy farming is now vastly more efficient and productive than it was four decades ago. However, Bob Carruth, communications director for the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS), argues that there is some cause for optimism about the state of Scotland's dairy industry. "Matters are very delicately balanced right now. There is the...

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2008-06-12 11:45:00

Food and Drug Administration officials are beginning to crack down on groups for manufacturing and marketing unpasteurized milk. Unpasteurized milk quickly became part of the growing natural food craze when dairy owner Mark McAfee began to sell raw milk in 2000, claiming that it contained beneficial microbes that treat various disorders.Devotees of raw milk ascribe to it almost mythical healing powers. They feed it to babies, believing it strengthens the immune system and staves off digestive...

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2007-09-04 06:30:00

By Erika Beras, The Miami Herald Miami yoga instructor Ximena Gonzalez grew up drinking unpasteurized milk in her native Colombia. She still does, getting it shipped on a regular basis from a farm in Pennsylvania. "I can't say enough good things about it," said Gonzalez, 30, who also does a regular health and fitness segment on Telemundo. "It's the reason I'm so healthy." The Food and Drug Administration doesn't agree. But dire FDA warnings be damned, a growing number of Floridians and...


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