Milk powder buyers in China are starting to cut their reliance on New Zealand’s Fonterra, opening the way for U.S. and European firms to break the dairy giant’s grip on an infant milk formula market set to double to $25 billion by 2017.
Adam Jourdan and Naomi Tajitsu
December 30, 2013
Australia’s beef exports are set to rise 7 percent in the current 2013 to ’14 season to a record high satisfying the appetite of Asia’s increasingly affluent population and cementing the country’s position as China’s top supplier of beef.
The Brazilian arm of U.S. commodities trader Archer Daniels Midland Co. expects to move 1 million metric tons of soy and corn through its new terminal at the mouth of the Amazon in 2014, according to the head of South American operations.
Reese Ewing and Gustavo Bonato
December 16, 2013
SPOKANE, Wash. — The state has fined AB Livestock $20,000 for improperly raising 402 head of cattle that were imported from Canada.
AB Livestock, which operates a feedlot in Moses Lake, will also reimburse the state Department of Agriculture $15,000 for costs under the deal.
WILLMAR — “Don’t let what happened to us happen to you.” The words of a German farmer could well be a foretelling of the demise of American animal agriculture and of food safety and security in this country.
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