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Smart farms powered by ICT to boost dairy output IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 looks at smart technology

Smart farms powered by ICT to boost dairy output IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 looks at smart technology

Source: International Dairy Federation The application of information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed dairy farms into smart farms, giving the dairy sector a boost. The Internet of Things (IoT), the use of data and robotics is enhancing efficiency and productivity in farm management. Global experts in smart farm technologies will share their expertise at

Canadian dairy farmers came together from coast to coast for Annual General Meeting in Quebec

Canadian dairy farmers came together from coast to coast for Annual General Meeting in Quebec

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) had its Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday in Quebec’s beautiful capital, bringing together farmers from all regions of the country and industry stakeholders. DFC President Pierre Lampron addressed the assembly, highlighting that the Canadian dairy industry is facing new challenges, including international trade and the

Quebec’s Prime Minister says Canada should rethink nation’s milk price policy

Quebec’s Prime Minister says Canada should rethink nation’s milk price policy

Bloomberg reports: Canada’s largest dairy-producing province said the nation should reconsider its new milk price policy to ease tensions with the U.S. The perception is Canada’s new class 7 milk pricing was enacted to hurt the competitiveness of American products, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said Friday in an interview at Bloomberg’s New York office. Couillard,

Investing in quality cheese production capacity in Quebec

Investing in quality cheese production capacity in Quebec

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The dairy sector is an important contributor to Canada’s economy, contributing $24 billion through sales by farmers and food processors, including over $7 billion in Quebec. The Government of Canada knows the importance of supporting a strong and competitive dairy industry that will ensure Canadian families continue to benefit from

From farm to factory, Canadian dairy industry has no time for Trump

From farm to factory, Canadian dairy industry has no time for Trump

Source: CBC News, Jaela Bernstien U.S. president wants Canada to axe supply management, but farmers say that would destroy their livelihood A generation after Peter Strebel’s father started a farm in 1976 with 50 Holsteins, Canada’s dairy sector is at the heart of a mounting trade war, and Strebel fears the survival of farms like his is at stake. It’s a

Justin Trudeau has solid support from Canadians, but angry dairy farmers on the horizon

Justin Trudeau has solid support from Canadians, but angry dairy farmers on the horizon

Source: Global News Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing the threat of a trade war from U.S. President Donald Trump, has unanimous domestic support for now but to keep a firm hold on power must wring concessions from an unwilling powerful dairy lobby in order to mollify Washington. Trudeau, who over the last year has

Dairy Processors Association of Canada names Mathieu Frigon President and Chief Executive Officer

Dairy Processors Association of Canada names Mathieu Frigon President and Chief Executive Officer

Source: Dairy Processors Association of Canada The Board of Directors of the Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mathieu Frigon as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. “Mathieu brings to the table the knowledge and skills required to be a strong advocate for the Canadian dairy processing industry,” said

There’s no monopoly on supporting dairy, by: Pierre Lampron

There’s no monopoly on supporting dairy, by: Pierre Lampron

Canadian and U.S. dairy industries are fundamentally different. While Canadians enjoy stable prices and supply, the US market is vulnerable to unexpected surplus of product, driving prices down for farmers and disrupting the market for consumers. President Trump’s latest attack against Canadian Dairy is misguided and does not solve the fundamental issues surrounding the instability

DFC statement on fairlife announcement

DFC statement on fairlife announcement

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Today (June 5, 2018), following the announcement regarding Coca-Cola’s project to bring fairlife’s high protein milk to Canada, DFC President Pierre Lampron gave the following statement: Dairy farmers are true believers in innovation, which is why we are pleased to hear that a new product will be offered to Canadian

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on NAFTA comments

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on NAFTA comments

Source: Dairy Farmers of Canada Re: Prime Minister’s remarks on NBC’s Meet the Press Dear Prime Minister, On behalf of Canadian dairy farmers, I want to express our concern with the comments you made on Sunday, June 3rd, on NBC’s Meet the Press, where you specifically referenced access to our domestic dairy market as a

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