WCMA Commends Joint Finance Committee Passage of Agricultural Export Bill

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauded members of the legislature’s Joint Finance Committee as they voted to advance legislation to increase the state’s agricultural exports, including dairy.

WCMA Notes: Cheese Markets Robust in Unsettled Times

Cheese manufacturers are bullish on sales even as tight labor conditions challenge the industry’s ability to make and deliver dairy products at optimal capacity.  WCMA discovered positive trends in recent sales data and in discussions with leading cheese producers and processors.

WCMA Notes: Specialty Growth Brings a Parmesan Partnership

Amidst positive news about large-scale cheese production plants planned for the next few years, key moves continue in the value-added space as well. This column has asserted before that the dairy industry is healthiest when small to mid-sized cheesemakers are growing – capturing the attention of media, chefs and retailers, providing a pipeline of new cheese styles and burnishing the image of U.S. cheese abroad.

WCMA Applauds Evers, Lawmakers for Budget Investments in Rural Communities & Agricultural Economy

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) members applauded agricultural investments made in the 2021-23 Wisconsin State Budget.

Bechel Elected to Serve as WCMA President

Steve Bechel of Eau Galle Cheese Factory in Durand, Wisconsin, will serve as President of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) Board of Directors in the 2021-2022 term, which begins July 1.