Checkoff Research Keeps Milk Powders Competitive Internationally, Grows Export Sales

Author: Administrator | February 28, 2020

Checkoff Research Keeps Milk Powders Competitive Internationally, Grows Export Sales

The U.S. has grown nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder (SMP) exports to between 25-30 percent of total SMP trade, up from 7 percent in 2000, which is critical to help countries that don’t have enough or access to fresh milk. The increase happened in part because the National Dairy Council (NDC) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) helped conduct one of checkoff’s largest research efforts ever that included 33 projects conducted at 10 universities. 

The research helped develop low-spore milk powders that can impact processing and shelf life of products. Checkoff representatives were then able to communicate with suppliers and end users to learn best practices on producing low-spore powders.

Read: NDC, USDEC research efforts support milk powder’s competitiveness

About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.