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NORTH MOUNTAIN UPDATE FEBRUARY 9, 2015

NORTH MOUNTAIN AG SERVICES WEEKLY UPDATE February 9, 2015 Milk Margins Struggle This past year dairy producers benefited from strong Chinese export demand.  The slowing of the Chinese economy serves as a good reason to question how much demand there will be in Asia for US dairy products in 2015.  Inventory reports in China indicate that large amounts of dried milk have been stored during 2014, only strengthening the argument that US exports face challenges. Russia’s troubles with the EU and their embargo on shipments of EU milk and cheese are also a clear challenge for dairy farmers in various parts of the world.  With Asian and Eastern European demand forecasted to be soft this year, it is easy to wonder how many destinations exist for US milk in the coming months. One bright spot in 2015 is the...

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