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CWT-Assisted Export Sales in 2015 Approach 50 Million Pounds of U.S. Dairy Products

April 9, 2015

In March, Cooperatives Working Together helped its member cooperatives contract to sell 14.4 million pounds of American-type cheese and 5.9 million pounds of butter.

When added to sales contracted in January and February, the March sales bring the year to date 2015 totals to 23.1 million pounds of cheese and 24.3 million pounds of butter. Together, those sales will send the equivalent of 764 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis to customers in 22 countries on five continents through September 2015.

Developed by NMPF, CWT is a voluntary export assistance program supported by dairy farmers producing 70 percent of the nation’s milk. By moving U.S. dairy products into world markets, CWT helps keep domestic inventories and dairy farmer milk prices at reasonable levels.