CWT Assists with 7.2 Million Pounds of Dairy Export Sales

February 7, 2012 07:41 AM
 

Source: Cooperatives Working Together

 
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 35 requests for export assistance from Bongards, Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Foremost Farms, Land O’Lakes, Upstate-Niagara subsidiary O-AT-KA and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total of 1,707 metric tons (3.763 million pounds) of Cheddar cheese and 1,547 metric tons (3.411 million pounds) of butter to customers in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The product will be delivered February through June 2012.
 
In 2012, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in making export sales of Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Gouda cheese totaling 17.0 million pounds and butter totaling 14.4 million pounds to 14 countries on four continents.
 
Assisting CWT members through the Export Assistance program positively impacts producer milk prices in the short-term by reducing inventories that overhang the market and depress cheese prices. In the long-term, CWT’s Export Assistance program helps member cooperatives gain and maintain market share, thus expanding the demand for U.S. dairy products and the farm milk that produces them.
 
CWT will pay export bonuses to the bidders only when delivery of the product is verified by the submission of the required documentation.
 
The Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) Export Assistance program is funded by voluntary contributions from dairy cooperatives and individual dairy farmers. The money raised by their investment is being used to strengthen and stabilize the dairy farmers’ milk prices and margins. For more information about CWT, visit www.cwt.coop.
 

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Anonymous
2/7/2012 08:13 AM
 

  So...is this why I'm expected to pay $ 7/lb for "store brand" cheese and MORE for the likes of Land O Lakes??????? Are you kidding me !!!!!!!!! Oh yeh, and $ 23 /bale for hay in CA....sell to the Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa countries And it's so popular to "blame" dependence on (evil) middle east Oil Imports.....No, it's our own "Made in the USA" companies raising our at home prices and reaping profits from overseas.....

 
 
Anonymous
2/8/2012 09:03 AM
 

  You have no clue.......this is farmer money used to export surplus to keep prices above the cost of production. They aren't making much profit if they have to subsidize the sale! Where are you buying your cheese? The wholesale price the plant gets is somewhere around $1.60 for cheddar cheese. Soooooooo ask your grocery how much they mark it up?

 
 
Anonymous
2/8/2012 09:03 AM
 

  You have no clue.......this is farmer money used to export surplus to keep prices above the cost of production. They aren't making much profit if they have to subsidize the sale! Where are you buying your cheese? The wholesale price the plant gets is somewhere around $1.60 for cheddar cheese. Soooooooo ask your grocery how much they mark it up?

 
 

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