Retailers set the price

Retailers set prices, not supply management Dairy cows are pictured at the Kooyman family dairy farm in Chilliwack, B.C., Tuesday, June, 10, 2014. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press) PETER CLARKE Contributed to The Globe and Mail Peter Clarke is chairman of the Egg Farmers of Canada. It’s as regular as the seasons – trade talks ramp […]

How China’s Taste for Milk Actually Hurt the Value of New Zealand’s Cows

• By  Jon Hilsenrath and  Rebecca Howard New Zealand’s milk industry shows how commodity-producing countries across the world are struggling after having overestimated demand from China’s fast-growing economy. As with sugar producers in Brazil, rubber farmers in Thailand and iron ore miners in Australia, New Zealand’s milk producers are coming to grips with the reality […]