NMPF Celebrates Industry Collaboration and Innovation at 101st Annual Meeting in California

NMPF Celebrates Industry Collaboration and Innovation at 101st Annual Meeting in California   ANAHEIM, CA – The importance of increased collaboration across the dairy community, defending the good name of dairy foods, and pursuing innovative new marketing strategies were key themes this week here at the National Milk Producers Federation’s 101st annual meeting, where 800 attendees heard from their policy and promotion organizations on how to create more opportunities for the U.S. dairy industry. Hosted jointly by NMPF, the National Dairy Board and the United Dairy Industry Association, this year’s

Checkoff Leaders Highlight Keys To Industry’s Future at Annual Meeting

Checkoff Leaders Highlight Keys To Industry’s Future at Annual Meeting Focus on increased consumption, export potential, checkoff partnerships’ impact, and building trust   ANAHEIM, Calif. – The checkoff’s mission of growing sales and building trust is key to assuring a prosperous future for the dairy industry, Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) CEO Tom Gallagher said during the 2017 joint annual meeting of the United Dairy Industry Association, National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in Anaheim, Calif. Speaking to more than 800 dairy farmers and industry

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Announces Increased Third Quarter 2017 Results

Land O’Lakes, Inc. Announces Increased Third Quarter 2017 Results Farmer-owned cooperative reports net quarterly earnings of $47.5 million, up from previous year ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Nov. 1, 2017/PRNewswire/ — Land O’Lakes, Inc. today announced increased third quarter 2017 financial results with quarterly net earnings of $47.5 million, up from third quarter net earnings in 2016 of $8.1 million. Similarly, year-to-date net earnings were also higher at $270.4 million on sales of $10.2 billion versus net earnings of $246.4 million on sales of just under $10 billion for the same time period

NMPF Building Support in Congress to Approve DAIRY PRIDE Act, Force FDA to Take Action on Mislabeled Dairy Imitators

NMPF Building Support in Congress to Approve DAIRY PRIDE Act, Force FDA to Take Action on Mislabeled Dairy Imitators   ANAHEIM, CA – Efforts to expose the deceptive labeling and marketing of plant-based products that exploit the nutritional halo of real dairy products continues to gain traction and “has these fake food marketers worried,” attendees here at the National Milk Producers Federation’s annual meeting heard this week by the organization’s leadership. NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern told the organization that he remains committed to achieving passage in Congress of

EU Supply Weighing on Global Markets

EU Supply Weighing on Global Markets Greetings! The U.S. Dairy Export Council is pleased to share the latest Global Dairy Market Outlook, our take on global dairy trade, international market drivers and U.S. performance. The European butter price has crashed from record highs, while dry ingredient markets continue to trend lower. EU milk production is back in growth-mode, up nearly 3% in Q3, and intervention stocks of powder continue to hang over the market. As a result, market sentiment has softened in recent months. Global demand has been good this

Dairy industry praises bill to allow low-fat flavored milk in schools

Dairy industry praises bill to allow low-fat flavored milk in schools   Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., today introduced a bill that would allow schools to offer low-fat flavored milk with no more than 150 calories per 8-ounce serving as well as fat-free flavored milk in the federal school lunch and breakfast programs. The bill allows individual schools and school districts to determine which milkfat varieties to offer their students…….. READ MORE SOURCE……. http://www.thefencepost.com/news/dairy-industry-praises-bill-to-allow-low-fat-flavored-milk/   Dairy industry praises bill to allow low-fat flavored milk in schools

CWT Assists with 91,492 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales

CWT Assists with 91,492 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales   ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted two requests for export assistance from members that have contracts to sell 41,888 pounds (19 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 49,604 pounds (23 metric tons) of butter to customers in the Asia and Oceania. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from November through December 2017. So far, this year, CWT has assisted member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 57.936 million pounds of American-type

Three new sellers join GDT Marketplace

Three new sellers join GDT Marketplace   Global Dairy Trade announced today that three additional dairy ingredient suppliers have confirmed their participation on GDT Marketplace, its 24/7 dairy trading platform. The new sellers are: ·         Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s largest dairy processor ·         Cayuga Milk Ingredients, a dairy co-operative from New York State, USA ·         Milligans Food Group Ltd, a New Zealand supplier of food ingredients. Eric Hansen, Director of Global Dairy Trade said GDT Marketplace’s strength in discovering new demand and communicating product range and availability to a global pool

CMAB EXPANDS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CALIFORNIA FIRES

CMAB EXPANDS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CALIFORNIA FIRES #SEALSFORGOOD MILK DRIVE EXPANDS TO SUPPORT FAMILIES AFFECTED BY CALIFORNIA FIRES California dairy families expand social media challenge to support neighbors in need Tracy, Calif. – October 23, 2017 – Milk is one of the most-requested staples at food banks, but among the least donated. On average, people served by food banks receive the equivalent of less than 1 gallon per person per year. To help fill this gap and support families in need in areas affected by recent catastrophic natural

CWT Assists with 961,216 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales

CWT Assists with 961,216 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales   ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted five requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association that have contracts to sell 740,753 pounds (336 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese as well as 220,462 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to customers in the Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from October

Canada should abandon supply management in return for U.S. lumber deal

Canada should abandon supply management in return for U.S. lumber deal The prime minister has been clear — his government will do whatever it takes to support middle class Canadians and those who aspire to be. As we engage in the third round of NAFTA talks, it is an opportune time for Canada to give consideration to whether we should maintain our reliance on supply management to the benefit of 14,000 producers, or embrace a modern trade agreement that will benefit 13 million families, including those in Calgary………    

Market Intel – 09/28/17 American Farm Bureau

Market Intel – 09/28/17 American Farm Bureau Proposed Changes to Fluid Milk Pricing by John Newton The beverage milk industry is a risky business. One of the more complicated provisions of the complicated Federal Milk Marketing Order system is in fluid or beverage milk pricing. Buying and selling milk going into fluid milk beverages is confusing because of Federal Milk Marketing Order end-product pricing formulas, along with an inability for processors to directly forward contract milk intended for fluid use and a lack of a commercially traded futures contract for beverage milk. Read

Dairy Exports to Mexico Create Nearly 25,000 Jobs and Countless Friendships

Dairy Exports to Mexico Create Nearly 25,000 Jobs and Countless Friendships Dairy Exports to Mexico Create Nearly 25,000 Jobs and Countless Friendships by Tom Vilsack, August 16, 2017 With the first round of NAFTA talks beginning today, it’s wise to consider the value of business goodwill flowing across borders. Read Dairy Exports to Mexico Create Nearly 25,000 Jobs and Countless Friendships SaveSave

Americans Believe Brown Cows Produce Chocolate Milk

Americans Believe Brown Cows Produce Chocolate Milk Today in “What the hell is going on here,” we have the following astonishing statistic, via the Washington Post: approximately 16.4 million Americans believe chocolate milk is produced by brown cows.The Post cites an online survey by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy found at least 7 percent of the American populace never stopped believing that old dad joke everyone heard at age 6 when asking, as kids do, just where that good-tasting brown stuff came from. If the statistic is accurate at all,

Contacts suggest the butter market is healthy

Contacts suggest the butter market is healthy MD_DA431 DA MD DA431 BUTTER – CENTRAL MADISON, WI. June 14, 2017 (Report 24) Butter sales are strong according to Central butter producers. With only slight exceptions, retail butter demand has outperformed expectations for the past month. Contacts suggest the butter market is healthy and there is little reason to expect a slowdown in the near term. Some contacts point out that domestic buyers are not covered for the second half of the year, therefore sales may continue to climb. Butter production is

As cream availability declines… some plants are securing additional loads

As cream availability declines… some plants are securing additional loads MD_DA410 DA MD DA410 BUTTER – NORTHEAST MADISON, WI. June 14, 2017 (Report 24) Churning schedules in the region are mixed, as production is reliant on manufacturers’ near-term requirements and market approaches. Some sources implied in-house cream supplies are adequate while intake milk volumes have not slowed. However, as cream availability declines, due to the lower level of Class I processing as seasonal interest decline, some plants are securing additional loads in the spot market, if possible, as butter demand