More Wisconsin Cheese Contracted Through CWT
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/11/2010
Cooperatives Working Together accepted another three bids from Darigold, two bids each from Dairy Farmers of America and Foremost Farms, and one bid from Land O'Lakes for export assistance for a
total of 1,409 metric tons, or 3.1 million pounds, of Cheddar cheese to the Middle East and Asia. The product will be delivered May through November 2010.
Since CWT reactivated the Export Assistance program on March 18, it has assisted members in making export sales of cheddar cheese totaling 10,628 metric tons to 15 countries on four continents.
The Export Assistance program was reactivated when economic analysis indicated that sizeable Cheddar cheese inventories overhanging the market are hampering a recovery in producer milk prices.
Assisting CWT members in exporting Cheddar cheese will provide the most immediate way to positively impact producer milk prices.
CWT will pay export bonuses to the bidders only when delivery of the product is verified by the submission of the required documentation.