CWT Assists with 1.7 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales

CWT Assists with 1.7 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales

ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 10 requests for export assistance from Bongards Creamery, Dairy Farmers of America and Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold) that have contracts to sell 1.695 million pounds (769 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East and Oceania. The product has been contracted for delivery in the period from June through September 2017.

So far, this year, CWT has assisted member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 39.953 million pounds of American-type cheeses, and 3.013 million pounds of butter (82% milkfat) to 17 countries on five continents. The sales are the equivalent of 436.553 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis.

Assisting CWT members through the Export Assistance program in the long term helps member cooperatives gain and maintain market share, thus expanding the demand for U.S. dairy products and the U.S. farm milk that produces them. This, in turn, positively affects all U.S. dairy farmers by strengthening and maintaining the value of dairy products that directly impact their milk price.

The amounts of dairy products and related milk volumes reflect current contracts for delivery, not completed export volumes. CWT will pay export assistance to the bidders only when export and delivery of the product is verified by the submission of the required documentation.

 

CWT Assists with 1.7 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales