It’s been a busy week for Cooperatives Working Together. The program has accepted several bids for export assistance. Those bids are as follows:

  • Land O’Lakes, Inc., of Arden Hills, Minn., to export 44,000 pounds (20 metric tons) of Mozzarella cheese to Taiwan.
  • Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo, to export 42,400 pounds (19.2 metric tons) of Mozzarella cheese to Saudi Arabia.  
  • California Dairies Inc. of Artesia, Calif., to export 220,000 pounds (100 metric tons) of butter to Saudi Arabia.
  • Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo., to export 39,600 pounds (18 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese to Indonesia.  

CWT will pay an export bonus to each bidder, once completion of the shipment is verified.

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

Cooperatives Working Together is being funded by dairy cooperatives and individual dairy farmers, who are contributing 5 cents per hundredweight assessment on their milk production through December 2006.  The money raised by CWT’s investment is being apportioned among several supply reduction programs to improve the national all milk price. For more on CWT’s activities, visit

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