Arla Foods acquires milk, butter and cheese brands from Yeo Valley to grow organics line

UK – Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods Limited is acquiring Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited, as it seeks to grow its line of organic milk products in the key UK market. The transaction will give the farmer-owned dairy cooperative the rights to use the Yeo Valley brand in…

France to end support for organic farming despite protests

FRANCE – France has made a decision to cut off support to organic farmers by 2018, despite the growth of the organic agriculture - a decision that could weaken the sector, as it did in the UK and Netherlands. In France, organic agriculture accounts for 7.3% of farmed land and 10.8% of agricultural employment, with…