Skip to comments.Make America Grate Again? There's 1.4 Billion Pounds Of Surplus Cheese In The U.S.
Posted on 01/10/2019 3:11:59 PM PST by bgill
More than 900,000 cubic yards of cheddar, American and Swiss currently sit in cold storage across the United States, enough cheese to form a wheel the size of the U.S. Capitol building. The excess is the biggest the country has seen since the government started keeping track a century ago, and it's 16 percent larger than the cheese surplus of 2016 when the government offered to buy up $20 million worth of excess cheese... "Part of it is changes in the domestic use of that milk." Another factor is trade "a self-inflicted wound," Novakovic says. And there is growing concern among experts the glut could grow larger under the Trump administration, with the White House's trade war with China and Mexico's tariffs on U.S. dairy exports. As of September, annual cheese shipments were down 63 percent to China and 10 percent to Mexico. "That disruption has been particularly difficult for the cheese industry, and Mexicans are great consumers of cheese," Novakovic says. "Mexico is far and away our biggest customer and of course one of the few foreign customers we can serve with a truck instead of with a boat.
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Yet, we're still importing Mexican cheese.
Fine, give it to those starving fed government children. Win-win.
Yes, give it to the families of furloughed Federal workers.
I live near the border and whatever is in the new deal has 2 local dairies expanding.
Cut the welfare payments back to the cheese manufacturing chain, and the market would take care of the problem.
Well past time to get the Feds out of the milk price control/subsidy racket.
If you’re giving it away I’ll take a wheel of extra sharp cheddar please.
Cheese is darn expensive in the stores, they are artificially propping up the price. I for one would love the price of cheese come down.
Properly stored cheese cannot go bad. A 10-20 year old cheddar can be sold for $20+ per pound.
When the food stamp money runs out in February give out the cheese.
Can it be frozen?
Feed it to all the starving federal employees Cher is moaning about.
Too much oil, too.
here here. Love the extra sharp cheddar.
They forgot the cheese?
This is what farm subsidies do.
My grandparents got surplus cheese when I was a kid. Best cheese ever!
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