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Why are US milk producer prices still so high? In a word - EXPORTS!

Record high US milk producer prices continued into March on the back of booming international demand for American skim milk power (SMP), non-fat dry milk (NDM), whole milk powder (WMP)...

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US dairy producer milk prices hit record high! But why?

US dairy producer are receiving record high prices for their milk. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss examines the chain of events behind the increase.

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Why are US milk producer prices nearing a record high?

The prices paid to US milk producers in January 2014 were at a near record high, and are expected increase further in February. DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice...

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Why was 2013 'a very good year' for US dairy?

Increasing milk prices, falling feed prices, and strong global demand for dairy meant 2013 was a "very good year" for the US dairy industry, according to DairyReporter.com US dairy commodities expert...

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Will the value of milk protein continue to increase? Probably

The price of milk protein in the US is on the up. But is this growth sustainable? DairyReporter.com US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, believes so.

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West African consumers ‘don’t want to walk 10 miles to buy an ice cream’: Fan Milk

In this, the first instalment of our Eye on Emerging Markets series, one of West Africa’s most successful dairy brands, Fan Milk, pinpoints the key to cracking the region - street...

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Which categories are driving US dairy export growth?

While Mexico remains the largest export market for US dairy products, shipments to Asia and other emerging markets are on the up. Here, DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice  blogger, John Geuss,...

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US government shutdown masks reason for cheese inventory decrease

US cheese inventories are finally showing signs of a return to "historical levels." According to MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, this can almost certainly be attributed to an increase in exports,...

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US cheese price climbs despite continuing 'historic' stock highs

Despite US cheese inventories remaining "above historic levels", cheese prices, and as a result milk protein prices, increased in August. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger,...

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Reality of ‘botulism scare’ only understood once it is put in context

Julian Baggini is one of my favourite thinkers, and his entertaining and thought-provoking book, Do They Think You Are Stupid: 100 Ways Of Spotting Spin And Nonsense From The Media,...

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What's so special about milk protein?

Protein development is "very important" for the economic health of the US dairy producer, according to MilkPrice  blogger, John Geuss. In this, the final installment of his four-part special on US dairy...

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What's stopping US dairy becoming the #1 export contender?

The US is well positioned to become a major player in the global dairy market, but according to MilkPrice  blogger John Geuss it has a number of "obstacles" to overcome before it can challenge the...

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What's that got to do with the price of cheese in America?

Do you know what drives the price of cheese in the US? Domestic consumption? Export demand? In this, the second installment of his four-part special on the US dairy commodities...

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The US milk payment system...How do they control the moooovements?

Do you know your advanced pricing from your component pricing? In this, the first installment of a four-part special on the US milk payment system, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss explains the huge...

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No boys allowed: What’s so girly about yoghurt?

There’s a marketing experiment going on in the yoghurt aisle. Two yoghurt brands recently have positioned themselves as ‘yoghurt for men’. Is ordinary yoghurt really so girly?

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US cheese and butter inventories put pressure on future prices

US cheese and butter inventories remained high last month, driving down the overall price of the commodities. If not reduced, these stocks will "weigh heavily" on future dairy prices, US...

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'Escalating' US cheese prices push Class III milk prices to year high

Class III milk prices hit their highest point of the year so far in May 2013 on the back of "escalating" cheese prices. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John...

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Cheese price 'escalation' drives April Class III milk price increase

Class III milk prices jumped in April on the back of a "significant escalation" in NASS cheese prices. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, gave DairyReporter.com an update of...

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US milk prices continue to decline as cheese inventories remain high

Class III milk prices continued to fall in March 2013 despite a slight decrease in US cheese, dry whey, and butter inventories during the month. According to US dairy commodities...

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February milk prices drop as cheese inventories remain high - Part three

US butter and butterfat prices fell in February 2013 on the back of rising US butter inventories - a build up that has been attributed to increased production and flat...

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February milk prices drop as cheese inventories remain high - Part two

Cheese inventories remained high going into February as a result of an exports slowdown at the end of last year. Stocks must be depleted before milk prices can improve. But...

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February milk prices drop as cheese inventories remain high - Part one

Class III milk and milk protein prices suffered in February 2013 as cheese inventories remained at near record highs going into the month. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice  blogger, John Geuss, gave DairyReporter.com a...

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January prices decline as exports weaken, inventories grow - Part two

In part two of his January 2013 US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on falling cheese and butter prices, and a look ahead to...

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January prices decline as exports weaken, inventories grow

Inventories of butter and cheese grew in January as supply outweighed export demand - causing prices to decrease. Is this a bad omen for 2013, or will exports recover quickly?...

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Dairy prices down, but US market looking 'healthy' - Part two

In part two of his December 2012 US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on whey, cheese and butter prices, as well as the "positive" impact of...

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