Commodity procurement is often a race for the lowest price. But too many buyers lose sight of a more primary objective: acquiring a product that fits their use case. For some use-cases, any mozzarella will… Read more
Understanding your milk check
Can you get a better price?
Dairy purchasing is a key accountability for lots of different people across many different types of companies. Procurement teams for cheese retailers. Commodities managers for food manufacturers. VPs at sports nutrition companies. But no matter… Read more
An outbreak of a virus fatal to hogs that surfaced last summer shows no signs of stopping. African Swine Fever, nicknamed “pig Ebola,” has expanded from China to neighboring Southeast Asian nations. The virus—and pork… Read more
The gap in price between a 40-pound block of fresh cheddar and a 500-pound barrel has widened steadily over the last two years. At the end of 2018, the average block-barrel spread hovered around $0.12…. Read more
Things are changing for milk producers and handlers in the Golden State. Milk marketing in California fell under the purview of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) starting Nov. 1. The state order administered by… Read more
The wait is (kind of) over. Trade authorities in the U.S., Mexico and Canada have agreed to a trilateral free trade agreement that replaces NAFTA. The finer points of automotive manufacturing earned most of the… Read more