Front Page - November 17, 2017• Volume 142, No. 22
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Panel Looks At How Industry, Academia Can Ensure Adequately Skilled Dairy Workforce
“We have a crisis in our industry. That crisis is a labor crisis. It’s difficult to find people,” according to Eric Bastian of United Dairymen of Idaho/Glanbia Nutritionals.
Bastian moderated a panel at last month’s Global Cheese Technology Forum that looked at training, education and workforce development in the cheese .

Dairy CPI Rose 0.3% In October; Retail Cheddar Price Increased, Whole Milk Price Declined; Butter CPI Dropped

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for dairy and related products was 217.17 in October (1982-84=100), up 0.3 percent from September but 0.5 percent lower than in October 2016, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Wednesday.
That’s the highest level for the dairy CPI since April, when it was 217.827. So far in 2017, the dairy CPI has ranged from a high .


Dairy Co-ops Want Emergency Hearing To Seek Reimbursement For Hurricane Irma Losses In Florida Order

Five dairy cooperatives have asked the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to hold an emergency hearing to seek limited reimbursement for handlers on the Florida federal milk marketing order who experienced “extraordinary losses” from Hurricane Irma during September 2017.
The emergency hearing request was submitted to USDA by Southeast Milk, Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Premier Milk, Maryland and Virginia Milk Produc

All TPP Countries Except US Agree To Move Ahead On Trade Pact
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) ministers of all TPP countries except the US have agreed on the core elements of a Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and agreed to Annex I and II which incorporate provisions of the TPP.
The CPTPP was negotiated between New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and Brunei Darussalam. The US withdrew from the TPP earlier this year.
Ministers from the 11 countries that negotiated the CPTPP agreed that the agreement maintains the high standards, overall balance,... .




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More in this week's Cheese Reporter

  • From Our Archives • Coming Events • NASS Dairy Prices • Futures Report Activity
  • Dairy Product Markets - Wholesale Cheese & Butter Prices • Cold Storage Reports
  • Whey Markets • Cheese Prices: Cheese Markets



Flexi-Earthed Snap-In Flexible Sleeve Available From Powder-Solutions

Urschel Introduces New Affinity Integra Dicer For Difficult-To-Cut Products Like Cheese

Nelson-Jameson Releases 70th Anniversary Edition Of Its Buyer’s Guide

WeighPack Offers Comprehensive Cheese Weighing Solution: PrimoCombi 0.5L

G-M-I’s New Strainer Barrier Gasket Accepted For Use In USDA Inspected Plants

GEA Teams Up With GE To Develop ‘GE Blister Free’ RO Membranes For Dairy Industry

Technopak Opens USA Division To Service, Maintain Dairy Powder Packaging Machines

Powder-Solutions Inc. Offers MAGNATTACK’s RapidClean Swing-Away Magnet Grate

With Rheolution’s CoaguSens, Cheese Makers Can Determine Best Curd Cutting Firmness

RELCO Set To Rollout Upgrades To Stoelting Cheese Equipment As Part Of Rebranding Effort




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New Products

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