Cooperatives Working Together announced Monday that it has accepted two bids from WestFarm Foods of Seattle, Wash, to export 88,000 pounds of Cheddar cheese to the Netherlands, and an additional 220,000 pounds of Cheddar to Egypt. CWT will pay an export bonus to the bidder, once completion of the cheese shipments is verified.

These accepted bids increase CWT’s total cheese exports in 2006 to 1.4 million pounds (630 metric tons) of cheese.  CWT has also helped export a total of 1.05 million pounds (475 metric tons) of butter so far this year.  

Through CWT’s Export Assistance program, exports occur as overseas buyers are found for the products, and as CWT’s members bid to be compensated for selling cheese and butter to those importers.

For more on CWT’s activities, go to: www.cwt.coop.

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