Cheese Reporter

Front Page - January 14, 2022 • Volume 146, No. 31

US Licensed Cheese Imports In 2021 Were Up 5.5% From 2020; TRQ Was 59.9% Filled
Licensed US cheese imports during 2021 totaled 178.7 million pounds, up 5.5 percent, or 9.3 million pounds, from 2020, according to figures recently released by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Dairy CPI Rose 1.6% In 2021, Lower Than Other Major Retail Food Groups

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for dairy and related products was a record-high 235.4 in December 2021, up 1.0 percent from November and 1.6 percent higher than in December 2020, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.


PPDs All Positive Again In December; Class III Volume Tops 7.0 Billion Pounds
Class III volume in December on the seven federal milk marketing orders that pay dairy farmers a producer price differential (PPD) totaled 6.1 billion pounds, up 938 million pounds from November and 3.4 billion pounds higher than in December 2020, according to the December statistical uniform price announcements for those orders..

USDA Hikes Dairy Price Forecasts On Tight Supplies, Firm Demand
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), in its monthly supply-demand estimates released Wednesday, raised its 2022 dairy product and price forecasts while holding its milk production forecast steady..


A Sample of Inside

More in this week's Cheese Reporter



Harpak-ULMA Introduces Artic Side Seal Packaging System For Dairy, Other Applications

Urschel Introduces New Affinity Integra-D Cheese Dicer That’s USDA Dairy Division

Allied Blending Gets Patent For Dry Blend For Making Extended Cheese Product

Chr. Hansen Offers New Microbial Lipase That Improves Cheese Taste With Dosage Precision

ALPMA USA Partners With Frontmatec To Offer Hand And Boot Hygiene Stations

Extrutech Plastics Begins Production Of Wall, Ceiling Panels With Antimicrobial Technology

RELCO Increases Cheesemaking Offering
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