Packaging is essential to maintaining and protecting the quality of the cheese product as well as attracting the eye of consumers. The Center for Dairy Research is investigating methods to produce bioplastics from dairy waste and looking into producing pure lactic acid, a renewable and biodegradable bioplastic, from the biofermentation of cheese whey.
The reimbursement grants of up to $100,000 each aim to support recipients in diversifying on-farm activity, creating value-added products, enhancing dairy byproducts, and creating or enhancing dairy export programs.
February 6, 2023
Businesses in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin may apply for the funding, which is administered by the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA).
Reimbursable grants of up to $250,000 each will be awarded to dairy processors in five Midwestern states through a competitive review process.
May 27, 2022
Dairy product manufacturers in five Midwestern states may prepare now to apply for a new $1 million round of grants to be administered by the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA), a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA).