U.S. Cheese Problems

posted Dec 27, 2018, 5:41 AM by Ryan Quinn
The U.S. can’t move its cheese. 

Trade tensions and tariffs from Mexico and China have cut international demand for American cheese shortly after many producers in Wisconsin and other dairy states increased their production.  

There’s a 1.4 billion pound stockpile of U.S. made cheese in cold-storage — the largest stockpile on record.  U.S. consumers don’t buy as much processed cheese as they used to.

Because cheese doesn’t last indefinitely, the growing stockpile along with falling prices could hurt the bottom line for even more dairy farmers.