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CWT Assists with 1.3 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (567 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 7 requests for export assistance to sell 1.268 million pounds of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese to customers in Asia. The product will be delivered February through May 2015.

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Chobani Installs Multi-Million Dollar Reverse Osmosis Filtration System To Handle Acid Whey
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (761 reads)

Chobani has installed a multi-million dollar reverse osmosis filtration system at its Twin Falls plant in Idaho that will help it better handle the whey generated as a byproduct of its production process. Chobani’s new high-tech filtration system uses pressure to separate the whey into pure water and a more dense feed, containing 18-20 percent solid matter.

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Dairy Highs and Lows
Thursday, December 11, 2014 (880 reads)

A supply boom, fueled by the best profit margins in more than a decade rebuilt stockpiles eroded by a surge in exports in the first half of 2014. “There’s been a huge milk-supply response in Oceania and in Europe, and that has international prices sharply lower,” said Jerry Dryer, publisher of the Dairy & Food Market Analyst newsletter. “That in turn started trimming volumes of exports that we could move into the international market, so all that product has backed up in the U.S. and put pressure on prices.” 

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USDA Continues To Lower 2015 Milk Production Forecast
Thursday, December 11, 2014 (862 reads)

USDA lowered its 2015 U.S. milk production forecast for the second consecutive month. Even so, next year’s milk output will reach a record 212.2 billion pounds, USDA said in this week’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE).  The nonfat dry milk price is expected to decline to the $1.72 per pound level, the USDA however, left whey prices unchanged from last month at 57 cents.



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ADPI Dairy Ingredient Standard Development Process
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (797 reads)

ADPI believes that good, relevant industry standards help to build customer and consumer confidence and trust in U.S. produced dairy ingredients.  Standards can help prevent poor quality products or “knock-offs” from gaining a foothold in the marketplace.  ADPI has been developing industry standards for dairy ingredient products since 1929. The ADPI board of directors recently reaffirmed that ADPI should continue to take a leadership role in the development of dairy ingredient standards.   This has led to the development of a more structured, transparent and timely procedure for developing new standards and/or product descriptions for these products. If anyone in the dairy industry wants to see a standard developed for a dairy ingredient product, they should contact the American Dairy Product Institute (ADPI).  

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2015 Topics to Watch Include Milk Prices, Global Export Demand and MPP
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (871 reads)

Milk prices, the global export demand and the 2014 farm bill's new Margin Protection Program will be the topics to watch in the dairy industry next year, according to a dairy markets and policy specialist with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. "Dairy export demand is an exploding part of U.S. milk production," Cameron Thraen, associate professor in the college's Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics (AEDE) and a member of the National Program on Dairy Markets and Policy said. "We are exporting a significant share of U.S. production over what we did a decade ago. "Dairy exports were 4 percent of milk production in 1996's 154 billion pounds, and now this figure is 15.5 percent of 2014's 204 billion pounds. "This increased export demand accounts for 75 percent of the growth in U.S. milk production."

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US Negotiators In The Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Urged To Prioritize Market Access Gains
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (606 reads)

The US dairy industry has advised top US government agricultural trade negotiators that their efforts on any final Pacific Rim free trade agreement must put access to foreign markets for U.S. dairy farmers and processors first, and avoid pressure from other countries to regionalize all new market access opportunities in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. 

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Idaho Milk Products Opens New Technical Center
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (657 reads)

Idaho Milk Products has added a technical center to its growing milk protein business in Jerome, Idaho. “With the opening of the Idaho Milk Product’s Technical Center, our business has reached an important milestone at the five-year mark. The Technical Center represents the growth of our business and also our dedication to supply our customers with the freshest, highest functioning dairy ingredients,” said Kent Giddings, Idaho Milk Products General Manager. “

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Glanbia’s Expansion To Include Whey Protein Production
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (706 reads)

Glanbia Foods has announced their plans to invest $82 million in the expansion of their manufacturing and production plants in Gooding and Twin Falls, Idaho. The investment will include expanding whey protein production at the Gooding facility to include whey protein isolate and introducing lactoferrin production at the Twin Falls location.

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EU Commission Approves Extension of Private Storage Aid for Butter and Skim Milk Powder
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 (701 reads)

The EU Commission has approved the extension of Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter and skim milk powder (SMP). The scheme will now remain open until February 28, 2015, two months longer than previously scheduled. 

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