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USDA Hikes Most Dairy Price Forecasts; Rabobank Sees Falling Global Milk Production
The milk production forecasts for both years are reduced on lower expected dairy cow numbers and slower growth in milk per cow. USDA now expects 2021 milk production to total 226.2 billion pounds, up 3 billion pounds from 2020 but down 200 million pounds from last month’s forecast; and 2022 milk production to reach.
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US Dairy Exports Increased 18% In October; Dairy Imports Rose 34%
Leading markets for US dairy exports during the January-October 2021 period, on a value basis, with comparisons to the same period last year, were: Mexico, $1.5 billion, up 27 percent; Canada, $700.2 million, up 13 percent; China, $609.7 million, up 37 percent; Philippines, $367.
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House Passes Ocean Shipping Reform Act, Backed By Dairy, Food, Ag Groups
Members of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) said in a Wednesday letter to House members that they “strongly support the Ocean Shipping Reform Act because we believe it creates the opportunity to make real, long-term, muchneeded changes in ocean transportation.
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Cheese Production Rose 0.9% In Oct. Despite Falling In 5 Of Top 6 States
October cheese production in the states broken out by NASS, with comparisons to October 2020, was: Wisconsin, 288.7 million pounds, down 2.7 percent; California, 205.6 million pounds, up 2.7 percent; Idaho, 85.1 million pounds, down 0.9 percent; New Mexico, 81.
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Past Issues
Jen Pino-Gallagher, Bob Cropp, Brandis Wasvick, Dan Strongin, John Umhoefer You can e-mail our contributors at: [email protected]
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The End Of An Era For Kraft
For as long as anyone in the cheese industry can remember, the name “Kraft” has been synonymous with cheese. But Kraft became at least a little less synonymous with cheese in late November when, as reported on our front page last week, the company sold its natural cheese business to Lactalis.
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Bipartisan House Bill Would Establish Regulatory Framework For Food Containing CDB
While the 2018 farm bill removed hemp-derived CBD from the Controlled Substances Act, it did not make changes to existing Food and Drug Administration (FDA) law or regulatory policies governing its use in FDA-regulated products, the bill’s sponsors noted.
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Global Dairy Trade Price Index Rises 1.4%; Prices Up For All Products Traded
That marked the fourth consecutive increase in the GDT price index. Prior to those four increases, the index didn’t change in October’s first auction, but increased in the three auctions prior to that. Thus, the GDT price index hasn’t declined since the first auction in August.
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FROM OUR ARCHIVES
Dec. 6, 1996: Delft, the Netherlands—Royal.
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Michigan Milk Producers Association To Acquire Ohio-Based Superior Dairy
Founded in 1922, Superior Dairy is best known for providing fluid milk products, cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream and chip dip. Since Superior Dairy private labels for many of its customers, many consumers enjoy its products without necessarily knowing the Superior name, the company noted.
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Georgia-Based Hart Dairy Raises $20 Million To Advance Long-Term Growth
Hart Dairy said it will utilize the capital to further expand its dairy products through farm acquisitions and strategic marketing plans to drive sales, while nurturing the dairy’s humane treatment of animals, better nutrition and regenerative farming practices.
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Bipartisan Legislation Would Establish Standardized Food Date Label System
The Food Date Labeling Act was introduced in the House by US Reps. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and in the Senate by US Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). The three lawmakers had previously introduced the Food Date Labeling Act in mid-2019.
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FDA Releases Plan To Improve Response To Foodborne Illnesses
Observations by and recommendations from FDA leadership and staff across the foods program played a key role in the development of the outbreak improvement plan.
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Wisconsin To Invest $30 Million In Food Pantry Network
The $30 million will be used to ensure food-insecure residents around the state receive hunger relief. To help achieve this goal, Evers is building on the partnership established last year with Hunger Task Force and Feeding Wisconsin to deliver these resources across the state.
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Internships & ‘Returnships’ Critical In Labor Drought From ‘Great Resignation’
Tim Strait, coordinator of the Wisconsin Internship Initiative (WisConnect) with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, outlined how dairy businesses can create a successful internship program – recruiting students fresh out of college or seasoned workforce veterans.
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Dairy CPI Fell Slightly In Nov.; Retail Cheddar Price Fell, Milk Price Rose
The average retail price for a pound of natural Cheddar cheese in November was $5.33, down seven cents from October and down more than 26 cents from November 2020. That’s the lowest average retail price for Cheddar cheese since January 2020, when it was $5.
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Tetra Pak Receives Patent For Dual Cheese Auger Internal CIP Bearing
The method and system according to this invention has particular application in a cheese processing line that uses conveyors, such as auger-type conveyors for receiving particles of cheese curd and conveying the particles of cheese curd downstream along a cheese processing line.
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Up To $1 Billion Under USDA Food Supply Chain Loan Program Available
USDA Rural Development (RD) will administer the loans. Funding may be used to startup or expand food supply chain activities such as aggregating, processing, manufacturing, storing, transporting, wholesaling or distributing food; address supply chain...
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Now Autumnal Event, Little Falls Cheese Festival Breaks Attendance Record
Cochran Farm 1790 of St. Johnsville, NY, was one of several artisan cheese operations represented at the recent record-breaking Little Falls Cheese Festival. Cochran Farm coowner Patrick Apfel, above, welcomes a festival-goer to his booth. Photo credit: Dave Warner at mylittlefalls.
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PERSONNEL
Myers started with WOW Logistics in 2019 as director of software development. Late last year, he was promoted to vice president of technology, where he oversaw IT infrastructure, software development, product management and support. Myers developed and managed infrastructure and software that scaled with WOW Logistics and its clients.
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DFA Accepting Applications For 2022 Accelerator Program
On the food front, for the 2022 program, DFA’s CoLAB Accelerator is seeking early-stage food product companies that are dairyfocused or dairy-based, including products using cheese, milk, butter, whey or other dairy-based ingredients.
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New Culture, Maker Of Animal-Free Casein, Mozzarella, Closes $25 Million Funding Round
The $25 million, oversubscribed round was led by Ahren Innovation Capital and CPT Capital. New investors include ADM Ventures, Be8 Ventures, S2G Venture and Future Ventures.
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CA Artisan Cheese Guild Hosts Online SF Cheese Fest Holiday Edition Auction
Destination auction packages include a two-night stay at Straus Home Ranch in Tomales Bay for eight guests; two-night Redwood cabin getaway with a selection of local cheeses from Wm. Cofield Cheesemakers; and a Valley Ford Airstream weekend getaway in Marin County with cheeses courtesy of Valley Ford Cheese Company.
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Beehive Cheese Tops Utah Cheese Awards With Red Butte Hatch Chili Entry
The show also awards a best-ofshow to the highest scoring entry in both cheese and non-cheese divisions. A Special Recognition Award is presented to a person or company instrumental in the ongoing success of the contest or industry..
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DFA Regional Dairy Brands Donating Over 2 Million Shelf-Stable Milks
The single serve, eight-ounce Giving Cow” packs of ultra-hightemperature (UHT) pasteurized milk have a shelf life of up to 12 months, and are specifically designed for food pantries and kids’ back pack programs to fight hunger and will not be sold in stores.
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Test Printed Inside Containers Can Detect Contamination In Dairy Products
Researchers at McMaster University, with support provided by Toyota Tsusho Canada, Inc., have proten a method that they said will allow producers, packagers and retailers to detect bacterial contamination in milk products just by reading a signal from a test printed inside every container.
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Daily Consumption Of Yogurt Helps Manage High Blood Pressure
Conducted in partnership with the University of Maine, the study examined the associations between yogurt intake, blood pressure and cardiovascular risk factors, finding that yogurt is associated with lower blood pressure for those with hypertension..
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Kraft Heinz To Combine US, Canada Businesses To Form North America Zone
—Taste, Meals, and Away From Home will be led by Pedro Navio, currently president of Latin America, and includes the Taste Elevation and Easy Meals Made Better consumer platforms as well as the US food service and ingredient businesses. Easy Meals Made Better includes, among other products, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and Kraft Dinners.
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National Restaurant Association Updates Kids LiveWell Initiative
One of the changes to the Kids LiveWell criteria is changing the type of dairy products allowed. Kids LiveWell (KLW) 2.0 removes 2 percent milk, shifting to 1 percent and nonfat milk varieties only, following recommendations that kids consume more reducedfat dairy products.
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Donaldson Company, Provider Of Filtration Products, Acquires Solaris Biotechnology
“We are excited about Solaris’ capabilities and growth trajectory, and this acquisition is an important step on our journey towards strengthening our presence in the life sciences market,” said Tod Carpenter, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Donaldson.
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Comax Flavors Acquired By Florida Food Products
Under the stewardship of the Calabretta family, Comax Flavors has grown to become one of the largest providers of natural flavors in the US since its founding in 1977, FFP noted. Comax formulates natural ingredients that replace synthetic flavors and maintains a portfolio of almost 1,000 natural flavor SKUs, including a range of dairy flavors.
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Ingredient Guide Aims To Help Schools Buy Better Foods
The guide is intended to be a resource for school food leaders and manufacturers who are committed to improving the overall quality, nutritional value, and safety of food provided to students. It highlights unwanted ingredients to eliminate, and those to watch out for as new food products are developed and others are modified.
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Farmers Can Sign Up For Dairy Margin Coverage Program Starting Dec. 13
Supplemental DMC will provide $580 million to better help small- and mid-sized dairy operations that have increased production over the years but were not able to enroll the additional production, USDA explained. Now, they will be able to retroactively receive payments for that supplemental production.
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Arla Foods Ingredients Opens Innovation Center
Based in Nr Vium, Denmark, the Innovation Center will be home to up to 100 scientists and technicians, who will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including laboratories for clinical trials and a pilot plant and office spaces..
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Cornell Adds New Artisan Ice Cream, Cheese, Food Safety Courses For 2022
New classes include Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessments/Food Defense, and Advanced Level Artisanal Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts. Returning courses are Environmental Monitoring Programs and Cheese Grading..
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Virtual Ag Outlook Forum Feb. 24-25 Looks At Sustainability & Productivity
The two-day event also includes a lineup of distinguished guest speakers. The educational program will also include 30 breakout sessions covering six key areas: climate mitigation and adaptation; frontiers in ag innovation and production; US agricultural trade and global markets; commodity outlooks; equity and inclusion; and supply chain resilience.
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PLANNING GUIDE
• Feb. 6-8: New Date & Location -.
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Young Professionals Outing Will Include Nasonville Dairy Tour
WCMA member employees aged 40 years and younger are invited to the meeting, which kicks off at 10 a.m. with a tour of Nasonville Dairy. The group will learn about the history of the Heiman family, check out Nasonville’s product line and witness dairy operations from intake to shipping.
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NDM PRODUCTS - DECEMBER 9
International demand is present, with contacts reporting notable purchasing of low/medium heat NDM for export to Mexico. Market prices are steady to higher; Spot purchasers say that low/medium heat NDM inventories are tight.
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DAIRY PRODUCT MARKETS
Cheese makers are working through still-available holiday milk surpluses, although staffing shortages remain at the forefront of management concerns. Western contacts say foodservice and retail demand are very healthy ahead of the holiday season. They also sayport congestion has worsened in recent weeks.
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NATIONAL - CONVENTIONAL DAIRY PRODUCTS
Ads for conventional cheese increased by 17 percent, while there were no advertised organic cheese products. Conventional 8-ounce shred cheese was the most advertised cheese item and featured in 8 percent more ads than last week. The national average price for conventional 8-ounce shred rose by 21 cents from $2.
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WHOLESALE BUTTER MARKETS - DECEMBER 8
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MARKET OPINION - CHEESE REPORTER
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USDA Awards Contracts For Cheese, UHT Milk, Instant Nonfat Dry Milk Buys
The purchase includes 4,384,800 pounds of yellow Cheddar chunks, 12/1-pound packages, at a total price of $10,975,131.72; 3,999,600 pounds of yellow Cheddar chunks, 12/2-pound packages, at a total price of $9,905,722.20; 4,737,600 pounds of yellow shredded Cheddar, 6/2-pound packages, at a total price of $11,752,274.
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