Articles by Alan Levitt

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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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

BehindtheScenes

This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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