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CWT Assists with 11.5 Million Pounds of Dairy Product Export Sales

January 23, 2023

ARLINGTON, VA – Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) member cooperatives accepted seven offers of export assistance from CWT that helped them capture sales contracts for 959,000 pounds (435 MT) of American-type cheese and 10.6 million pounds (4,800 MT) of whole milk powder. The product is going to customers in Asia, Middle East-North Africa, and South America, and will be delivered from February through June 2023.

CWT-assisted member cooperative year-to-date export sales total 4.2 million pounds of American-type cheeses, 10.6 million pounds of whole milk powder, and 311,000 million pounds of cream cheese. The products are going to eight countries in four regions. These sales are the equivalent of 118.1 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis. Over the last 12 months, CWT-assisted sales are the equivalent of 1.210 billion pounds of milk on a milkfat basis.

Assisting CWT members through the Export Assistance program positively affects all U.S. dairy farmers and cooperatives by fostering the competitiveness of US dairy products in the global marketplace and helping member cooperatives gain and maintain world market share for U.S. dairy products. As a result, the program has helped significantly expand the total demand for U.S. dairy products and the demand for U.S. farm milk that produces those products.

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


The Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) Export Assistance program is funded by voluntary contributions from dairy cooperatives and individual dairy farmers. The money raised by their investment is being used to strengthen and stabilize dairy farmers’ milk prices and margins.