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CWT-Assisted Export Sales Top Seven Million Pounds

May 5, 2011

April was an active month for the Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) Export Assistance program. A total of 23 bids were accepted totaling 3,314 metric tons (7.306 million pounds) of cheese sold to ten different countries.

For the first four months of 2011, CWT assisted member cooperatives in making export sales totaling 12,328 metric tons (27.2 million pounds) to 17 countries on three continents.

CWT continues to solicit both cooperatives and individual producers for membership in CWT for 2011 and 2012. The modest two cent assessment will not begin until 75% of the eligible milk supply is signed up to participate. For a list of cooperatives currently committed to CWT, visit