CWT Opens 2015 by Assisting 18.8 Million Pounds of U.S. Dairy Product Sales
February 5, 2015
In January, Cooperatives Working Together helped its member cooperatives sell 4.4 million pound of cheese and 14.4 million pounds of butter overseas. The products – the equivalent of 365 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis – will go to customers in 14 countries on four continents.
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.
In 2014, CWT helped 10 member cooperatives sell 190 million pounds of butter, cheese and whole milk powder overseas. That is the milk equivalent of 2.5 billion pounds of milk.