Dairy Issues on Agenda in Fourth Round NAFTA Talks

There is growing momentum from the European Union (EU) to force the issue of cheese’s geographic origins on U.S. and other countries. For instance, in the case of Parmesan: If the EU had their way. Parmesan could only be labeled and marketed as Parmesan only if it’s produced in Italy. Therefore, Italy or any other…Read More→

Production of U.S. Cheese Climbs 2.3 Percent in August

The NAFTA negotiations are proceeding slowly and some significant gains have been made as it relates to Canada.  The goal is to have an agreement between Mexico, the US and Canada by the end of the year. Read the article, Production of U.S. Cheese Climbs 2.3 Percent in August, from Cheese Market News, from more…Read More→

Dairy Stakeholders Spotlight Concerns Over GIs in CETA

The US consumption of cheese and butter continues to climb.  Wisconsin continues to lead the nation in cheese production followed by California, Idaho, New Mexico, New York and Minnesota. California leads in butter production.  I bought a pound of butter over the weekend and paid $6.50 for a pound!  I invite you to read the…Read More→

U.S. Dairy Exports See 15-Percent Increase in May

It wasn’t too long ago that U.S. exports were down significantly due to the high dollar and the fall off of exports to China. Today, it’s a different story with big improvement from Japan, North Korea and Central America. Check out the article, U.S. Dairy Exports See 15-Percent Increase in May, for more information. Bob…Read More→

Cheese Brings Unique Flavor, ‘Wow’ Factor to Ice Cream

There is a relatively new phenomena going on out there in the marketplace and that is combining cheese with ice cream to boost flavors and some are complimentary. There is a challenge getting the texture right as cheese freezes at different temperatures…but many have succeeded. Check out the article, Cheese Brings Unique Flavor, ‘Wow’ Factor…Read More→

Companies, Experts Spotlight Key Labeling Claims at Retail

I recently spoke with a cheese company that was very excited that they were able to resource a considerable supply of NON GMO milk to make their cheese. There is currently precious little on the market and this cheese company stands to capitalize on the new trend. The article, Companies, Experts Spotlight Key Labeling Claims…Read More→

USDA Forecast for Dairy Export Value Declines

The USDA is forecasting lower dairy export numbers for 2017.  The demand for dairy products on a global scale has not diminished.  So, why are the numbers going down?  Several reasons: China is increasingly becoming more developed with their own dairy and dairy products development and expansion and their economy is cooling off. On the other…Read More→