Aug. 1 2019
Wars are typically high in both casualties and wounded winners. Neither is a particularly positive outcome. Sizing up the trade war between the United States and China on the dairy front, the “econo
July 22 2019
What does a deadly disease in hogs have to do with dairy markets? The answer is quite simple . . . pigs eat components of whey, a cheese by-product. Fewer pigs means a plummeting demand for whey exported...
July 22 2019
Europe’s cheesemakers are not happy with Canada. That’s according to a July 17, 2019, report by Canada’s very own National Post titled: “Cheese quotas in Canada-Europe deal quietly...
June 3 2019
It took over a year for markets to recover
May 23 2019
Despite some significant headwinds, 2018 was a record year for U.S. dairy exporters. Export volume was up 10 percent from the prior year, led by all-time highs in overseas shipments of nonfat dry milk
May 20 2019
Mixed movements took place in U.S. prices this past week, while EU prices were mostly weaker. News reports suggest the U.S. is close to an agreement with Canada and Mexico on steel imports
April 1 2019
Despite dairy’s current dismal pay prices, the long-term future looks bright
Feb. 10 2019
It’s powerful when the U.S. dairy industry comes together to discuss how we can work together to lead dairy forward,” shared Michael Dykes, CEO and president of the International Dairy Foods...
Jan. 21 2019
Dairy farmers and cheesemakers from across America put a great deal of care into producing some of the world’s best cheeses
Jan. 15 2019
Cheese — it’s an acquired taste. Typically when new dairy markets open, the first thing people do is drink fluid milk. Next in the dairy evolution, those consumers start eating fresh product
Jan. 11 2019
Positive employee morale can carry initiatives over mountains previously thought impassable
Jan. 7 2019
You can always go home. In the case of Hisao Fukuda, home meant returning to his original vocation: working for the U.S. dairy farmers. “I knew Tom Suber well,” said Fukuda
Dec. 24 2018
It’s true, Japanese women agree that Curves and whey do go together
Dec. 17 2018
“When I look across agriculture, I don’t know if there is another commodity that’s had it tougher than dairy,” stated Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation,...
Dec. 11 2018
The “Next 5 Percent” strategy includes more boots on the ground for USDEC. Shown at the Tokyo-based trade mission were (L to R): Luke Waring, Hisao Fukuda, Ross Christieson, Jeff McNeill, Hiroshi
Nov. 19 2018
Japan. It’s one of the world’s highest-value markets, meaning that U.S. dairy farmers and processors can realize high returns when selling products there
Nov. 12 2018
Many Americans know that the U.S. is home to some of the world’s finest cheeses. However, if one travels beyond America’s borders, that story becomes fainter
Nov. 12 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) finished the negotiation process on September 30. This agreement will replace the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) . . . if all three countries...