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