Old MacDonald Had a Daughter

cindy zimmerman

Female farmers have a new anthem thanks to the efforts of Land O’Lakes, song writer Liz Rose, and songstress Maggie Rose who collaborated to re-imagine the children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” introducing “She-I-O” for a new generation. The song and video featuring women on the farm is the cornerstone of the new All Together Better initiative from the …

AgWired Animal, cooperatives, Video

Dairy Coops Explore Ownership of Michigan Cheese Plant

Jamie Johansen

Three farmer-owned dairy cooperatives have committed to exploring joint ownership and operation of a major cheese processing plant in the state of Michigan. Foremost Farms USA, Dairy Farmers of America, and Michigan Milk Producers Association all have farmer-members located in the state. The growing milk supply in Michigan, the lack of available processing capacity within the region, market accessibility and …

Agribusiness, Cheese, cooperatives, Dairy

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 Twelve New Export Contracts

Lizzy Schultz

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has received and accepted 12 requests within their Export Assistance Program from member cooperatives seeking assistance on several large contracts to export dairy products to customers across the globe. Dairy Farmers of America, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), Michigan Milk Producers, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., and Tillamook County Creamery Association currently have contracts to sell 2.090 million …

Ag Group, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy, Export, Export, Trade

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

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

DFA Jumps to #2 in Top 100 Ag Co-ops

Jamie Johansen

October is National Cooperative Month and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the nation’s farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives record income and revenue in 2014. The USDA report shows cooperatives earned $6.5 billion in net income and generated $246.7 billion in total revenue last year. Net income increased 16.5 percent while revenue rose 0.4 percent from 2013. Co-ops set records …

Ag Group, cooperatives, Dairy, usda

CWT Assists in Cheese & Whole Milk Powder Export Sales

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 6 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 47,069 pounds (21 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, and 393,423 pounds (250 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East and South America. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from September through …

Ag Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Milk