Dairy Urges U.S. Focus on Defending Common Names Rights

Jamie Johansen

The dairy industry welcomed an assessment of the Obama Administration’s fight to ensure that the EU’s geographical indication (GI) initiatives with other countries and regions do not undercut U.S. industries’ market access opportunities. The Special 301 Report is prepared annually by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). It identifies trade barriers to U.S. companies and products due …

Ag Group, Cheese, Dairy, Export, Food, National Milk, USDEC

WCMA Elects 2016-2017 Board Of Directors

Lizzy Schultz

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) has announced its 2016-17 Board of Directors. The Board was selected earlier this month by WCMA members and the Board Officers, who were elected last week at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee. The 2016-17 WCMA Board of Directors will take office on July 1, 2016. Chris Simon, of Agropur, Inc. was re-elected …

Ag Group, Cheese, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Board, Food

2.1 Million lbs of Dairy Product Export Sales Aid

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 12 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association who have contracts to sell 1.483 million pounds of Cheddar Colby, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, 220,462 pounds of butter (82% milkfat) and 352,740 pounds of whole milk powder to customers …

Ag Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Export, Milk

CWT – 3.9 Million lbs of Cheese & Butter Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 11 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Maryland-Virginia Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association who have contracts to sell 1.613 million pounds (732 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 2.315 million pounds (1,050 metric tons) of butter (82% milkfat) to customers in Asia, the Middle …

Ag Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy, DFA

CWT Assists with 5.2 million lbs in Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 13 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association, and Tillamook County Creamery Association who have contracts to sell 3.402 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and 1.764 million pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East and South America. The product has been …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy, Milk

Dairy Checkoff and Domino’s Continue to Deliver

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy checkoff is continuing its work in revitalizing the pizza industry, unlocking benefits for dairy farmers along the way, through its ongoing partnership efforts with food service companies such as Domino’s. The impact of these partnerships on production has been substantial, as checkoff’s local and national efforts with partners in pizza and food service have helped to move four billion …

Ag Group, Cheese, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., Food, Marketing

Record Year for WDE Grilled Cheese Stand

Lizzy Schultz

A record number of sandwiches were sold this year at the annual student-run grilled cheese stand during the 2015 World Dairy Expo. The stand is an annual tradition that offers attendees the opportunity to pay one dollar for freshly-made grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate milkshakes. This year’s stand sold more than 28,080 sandwiches during the six-day expo, surpassing the previous …

Ag Group, Cheese, Dairy, Food, University, World Dairy Expo

CWT Assists with 3.1 million lbs of Cheese Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 4 requests for export assistance on contracts to sell 3.144 million pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from December 2015 through April 2016. Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 54.545 million pounds of …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy

CWT Assists with 531,000 Pounds of Cheese Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 6 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 531,314 pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheeses to customers in Asia. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from November through December 2015. Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 47.676 million …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt

Culver’s Proclaims Oct. 15 National Cheese Curd Day

Jamie Johansen

Culver’s has officially declared Oct. 15 National Cheese Curd Day. Now we have more of a reason to celebrate the snackable form of cheese capturing the appetites of people across the country. And Culver’s continues to be a strong supporter of the agriculture community. An essential product of the cheesemaking process, cheese curds have been a staple of Midwest diets …

Ag Group, Cheese, Dairy, Food