This week in DairyProfit Weekly: April 9, 2012Print
Due to the Good Friday/Easter holiday weekend, this week’s DairyProfit Weekly is a day early.
This week in DairyProfit Weekly:
1) CWT adds WMP to export assistance program: The Cooperatives Working Together export assistance program will begin assisting member co-op global sales of whole milk powder, beginning April 16.
2) California/Idaho: Additional details are surfacing regarding Land O’Lakes’ efforts to cut more than 1 million lbs. of milk from daily deliveries to its Tulare, Calif. plant. Idaho will lower the state’s current somatic cell count tolerance to 400,000 cells/ml, effective June 1.
3) DPW Trends: We know February 2012 U.S. milk production was up 8% from February 2011 (4.3% on a daily basis), and all that milk had to go somewhere. Now we know where. USDA released its monthly Dairy Products report on April 4.
4) DPW Industry: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee dismissed remaining charges against Dean Foods in a lawsuit alleging retail milk price fixing. Although the suit was filed in the same court, it was not related to the “Southeast Milk” lawsuit in which Dean previously reached a financial settlement of $140 million.
5) DPW Washington: Both the House and Senate are in recess until April 16. Technically, it’s called a home “work period,” so maybe you can catch your lawmakers in their districts to discuss the 2012 Farm Bill, dairy policy reform or other issues.
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