NMPF Economist Talks Impact of Declining Milk Prices

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Audio, Dairy, economics, Export, Export, International, Markets, Milk, National Milk, Trade

Since the record highs of 2014, when milk was priced at well above 25 dollars per cwt, U.S. milk production has continued to grow at record numbers, and the USDA has projected that a record 212 billion pounds of milk will be produced in the U.S. in 2016. The demand, however, has begun to slow, and this new dynamic of … Read More

Dairy Groups Challenge WHO Proposal on Milk

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy, Dairy Group, Food, Health, idfa, Milk, National Milk, Nutrition

This week, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent a letter to Congress that urges members to insist that the United States request a more thorough analysis of a World Health Organization (WHO) proposal that seeks to discourage parents from feeding toddlers milk and dairy products. WHO issued “Ending Inappropriate Marketing of Foods … Read More

USDA Expands MPP for Dairys Adding Next-Gen Family

Jamie JohansenDairy, Markets, Milk, usda

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that dairy farms participating in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) can now update their production history when an eligible family member joins the operation. MPP protects participating dairy producers when the margin falls below levels of protection selected by the applicant. “This change not only helps to strengthen a family dairy operation, it also helps … Read More

Novozymes Launches New Lactase Enzyme

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Biotech, Dairy, enzymes, Food, Milk, Novus International

Novozymes has officially launching Saphera, a lactase enzyme that is setting a new standard for production and quality of a wide range of lactose-free products, including milk and fermented dairy products such as yogurt. Saphera originated from Bifidobacterium bifidum, which differs considerably from traditional lactases made from yeast, making the product the first major innovation in this growing industry for … Read More

Feds Taint Raw Milk Investigation

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Dairy, FDA, Food, food safety, Milk

On March, 18, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a news release claiming a link between a “Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis” and raw milk produced by Miller’s Organic Farm in Pennsylvania. According to CDC, the “outbreak” involved two illnesses with one death in 2014. A family member of the deceased woman have claimed that the CDC’s statement is … Read More

NMPF President Addresses Senate About Trade

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Dairy, Export, Government, Milk, National Milk, Trade

National Milk Producers Federation told members of a Senate panel the value of a trade agreement is formed not in the negotiations, but in the enforcement of the treaty.  Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF, told the Senate Finance committee Thursday that trade is critically important to America’s dairy industry with the implementation of the Uruguay Round and numerous other … Read More

2.1 Million lbs of Dairy Product Export Sales Aid

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Export, Milk

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 … Read More

California Dairy Families Give $100,000 In Milk Donations

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Food, Milk

Milk is one of the most-requested nutrition staples at Feeding America food banks, but facilities are only able to provide the equivalent of less than one gallon of milk per person each year. California’s dairy families donated to the Great American Milk Drive with a $100,000 Feeding America check. “On behalf of Feeding America-affiliated food banks throughout California, we are … Read More

CWT Assists with 5.2 million lbs in Export Sales

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Dairy, Milk

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 … Read More

November Dairy Market Report

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, Markets, Milk, National Milk

The November issue of the National Milk Producers Federation DMI, Inc. Dairy Market Report is out. The report says the U.S. dairy market outlook has improved from a month earlier, as the rate of milk production growth continued to decline in September. The all-milk price rose by 80 cents per hundredweight, feed prices declined and the Agriculture Department’s monthly margin … Read More