|Figure 1. Value of US dairy exports, January 2000-October 2009|
|Figure 2. International Cheddar Cheese Price (Oceania), Jan 2005-Dec 2009.|
The global economic crisis that began in the fall of 2008 shrank the demand for dairy products world-wide. Demand for US exports, with the exception of dry whey, fell off sharply. The result was that both the quantity and price of exports collapsed (Figure 1).
World prices for dairy products dropped by 50% or more between late summer and the end of 2008. Figure 2 displays the international cheddar cheese price which is representative of the decline in milk price.
The recovery in the international cheese price that began in September 2009 has been lending support to domestic cheese prices. If the export markets can recover, the US farm price will follow suit.
Though rare, this disease is very important.
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