Front Page - September 23, 2016 • Volume 141, No. 14
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Farm-Level Organic Milk Sales In 2015: $1.2 Billion, Up 8.4% From ‘14
Milk was the leading commodity in certified organic sales last year, with sales totaling $1.174 billion, up 8.4 percent from 2014, according to a recent report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The 2015 Certified Organic Survey showed that 12,818 certified organic farms in the US sold a total of $6.2 billion in organic products last year, up 13 percent from 2014.

US Milk Production Increased 1.9% In Aug.; Cow Numbers Up 15,000 Head From July; Texas Tops Pennsylvania

US milk production in the 23 reporting states during August totaled 16.661 billion pounds, up 1.9 percent from August 2015, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reported Tuesday.


Continental Dairy Completes $50 Million Expansion To Add Butter And Buttermilk Powder To Product Line

Continental Dairy Facilities, LLC, a dairy processing facility located here, has recently completed a $50 million expansion project to add butter and buttermilk powder production at the facility.

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Concern With Some FDA Raw Milk Cheese Policies
A bipartisan group of 13 Senate and House members recently wrote to Stephen Ostroff, deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), concerning two issues: FDA’s nontoxigenic E. coli standard, and the 60-day aging threshold for raw milk cheeses.



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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

Nelson-Jameson Launches Its First Department-Specific Catalog: Lab•alog

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

Marchant Schmidt’s New Weigh Belt System Designed For Precise Cellulose Distribution

MAGNATTACK Metal Magnetic Separators Gain USDA Dairy Acceptance

BioIonix Reduces Microbial Contamination In Brine, Extends Shelf Life Of Cheese

Metal Detector Enhanced Platform From Eriez Is Able To Detect Smallest Of Metals In Products Such As Cheese

Chr. Hansen Launches YoFlex Acidifix, ‘The Future Making Yogurt

Kelley Supply Expands Case Packaging Offerings

Sanitary Design Industries Introduces Technology For Environmental Controls In Cheese Aging, Drying, Curing, Storage Rooms


New Books

New Products

EDCO Food Products Receives Safe Quality Food Certification Fully Automated 40-Pound Cheese Block De-Boxing, De-Bagging And In-Line Block Tracking Available United Industries Adds Larger Size Stainless Steel Tubing For Increased Volume Throughput CrystalBan™ Prevents Calcium Lactate Crystals In American-Type Cheese; Improves Yield