The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) reported today that it has more than 60% of the nation’s milk supply signed up to participate in its Cooperatives Working Together program for 2011 and 2012.
NMPF will require 75% participation for the program to continue, and CWT officials hope that plateau can be reached by the end of this month. CWT officials announced in October it would limit its activities to export assistance and no longer buy out entire herds to reduce U.S. production. The CWT contribution also falls to 2¢/cwt from 10¢.
To date, CWT has signed up 22 of its existing members and has added seven more: First District Association, Magic Valley Quality Milk Association, Midwest Dairymen’s Company, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., Premier Milk, Southeast Milk and Swiss Valley Farms.