The European Dairy Association (EDA) has called for an unprecedented level of pragmatism to the upcoming negotiation rounds on the EU-UK future relationship.
Global exports in dairy products are forecast to fall by 4.1% in 2020, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). This would be the steepest contraction in around 30 years if realised, notes Katherine Jack, an industry analyst with the UK’s AHDB.
Record exports of dry ingredients to Southeast Asia, plus rebounding volumes of whey products to China, sent US dairy exports higher for the eighth straight month, according to new data released by The US Dairy Export Council (USDEC).
In recent interviews, US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) president and CEO Tom Vilsack did not sugarcoat the negative impact Covid-19 is having on the US dairy industry, but he also expressed confidence that exports will bounce back with creative innovation.