Articles by Alan Levitt

State of the Dairy Industry: U.S. dairy exports run aground on prices

U.S. exporters were singing ‘Come Sail Away’ but the world wasn’t joining in. Overseas prices sounded more like ‘I’ll Tumble For Ya.’


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The world discovers U.S. dairy ingredients. Exports rise 20%.

U.S. dairy exporters have become stronger. Exports have increased an average of 20% a year in the last decade.


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Five things dairy exporters need to keep an eye on in 2014

Watch out for China, WMP supplies in the United States and the Transpacific Partnership.

Global dairy markets are cyclical, so as conditions turn next year, it may be more challenging for U.S. suppliers to defend the share they gained in 2013. USDEC's Alan Levitt identifies five things to keep an eye on that could shape the market outlook.


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Calm Within A Storm

Processors find that smoother sailing on the export seas depends on managing global price volatility.
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Are U.S. Exporters Up to the Task?

The world market affects all dairy processors, whether or not they export.
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As the World Turns

Dairy on the global stage is a buyers’ market saga.
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Dairy Bursts its Bubble

Tough economy casts a shadow on market outlook for the coming year, plus global product trends.
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The New Dairy Trade Dynamic

The tipping point, we can see clearly in retrospect, came in the summer of 2004.

We didn't notice it at the time, because U.S. markets were coming off record-high prices that spring, and in our alphabet-soup world, the industry was trying to figure out how to deal with CWT, bST and the rising CPI.
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Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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President's Address --2020 Vision

They say hindsight is 20/20, but IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton is turning that old adage on its head. She plans to look forward to the next five years with a focused vision on important changes ahead for the dairy industry. In her address Tipton will challenge industry leaders to be willing to shake things up. She will unveil plans to ramp up IDFA activities during the run up to 2020.

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