The U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, Va., projects that by the end of this year the value of U.S. dairy exports will total $6.5 billion, up more than 25% from 2012. Barring a dramatic change in market conditions, 2013 will mark a fourth consecutive record year for U.S. dairy exports.
“Credit for another record year for U.S. dairy exports must go to our suppliers and traders, who are showing more ambition, more commitment and more capability to pursue export markets,” said USDEC President Tom Suber, a Dairy Foodscolumnist. USDEC is funded primarily by dairy producers through the dairy checkoff program.