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CWT members capture 20 million pounds of export sales contracts in December

January 8, 2016

Cooperatives Working Together assisted member cooperatives in winning 36 contracts to sell 9.072 million pounds of cheese, 175,370 pounds of butter, and 11.155 million pounds of whole milk powder in December. The product will be shipped from December 2015 through June 2016 to customers in Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and South America.

These sales bring the 2015 CWT contract totals to 57.1 million pounds of cheese, 25.8 million pounds of butter, and 49.9 million pounds of whole milk powder. CWT-assisted transactions will move the equivalent of nearly 1.5 billion pounds of milk on a milkfat basis to customers in 36 countries on five continents.

Developed by NMPF, CWT’s export assistance program is supported on a voluntary basis by dairy farmers across the nation. By helping to move U.S. dairy products into world markets, CWT helps maintain and grow U.S. dairy farmers’ share of these expanding markets which, in turn, works to improve dairy farmer milk prices.

Renewal of the CWT program for the period 2016 through 2018 is underway. All cooperatives and dairy farmers are encouraged to add their support to this important program. Membership forms are available here.