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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded announcements from President Donald Trump and House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy...

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Sign up now to support the 2020 World Championship Cheese Contest, set for March 3-5 in Madison, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association...

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A single word defines the successful future of the dairy industry. Everything else – food safety, herd health, retaining workers, reforming...

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The hottest topics tackled by the dairy processing industry’s most respected minds - - that’s what you can expect from CheeseExpo. Make...

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DURAND, WI – Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) member Eau Galle Cheese Factory welcomed Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers to its...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is pleased to announce a record 317 of the dairy processing industry’s leading suppliers will...

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Enter now for a chance to win the dairy processing industry’s most prestigious title: World Champion Cheese. The 2020 World Championship...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded the Wisconsin State Assembly’s unanimous approval of Senate Bill 219, which...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association is now accepting applications for five student scholarships worth a total of $15,000. “Dairy...

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Reform federal orders? Why – what’s changed? Isn’t your local dairy still delivering creamline bottles to your doorstep? Industry...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association is pleased to announce registration is open for CheeseExpo 2020, set for April 14-16 at the Wisconsin Center...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) announced today the debut of its redesigned, weekly member e-newsletters. Each Tuesday at 10 a.m....

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced its Board of Directors has pledged an additional gift of $50,000 to the Foundation at...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) invites business leaders and industry human resources professionals to a Workforce Committee meeting...

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Volatile international markets, a critical labor shortage, and ever-shifting consumer trends have created a challenging environment for U.S. dairy...

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA)...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauds State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) for proposing legislation to protect...

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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared 2019 the “Year of Clean Drinking Water in Wisconsin,” an opportunity for farmers, industry,...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) this week cheered progress made on the University of Wisconsin River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced CheeseExpo exhibit spaces will be available for reservation beginning on Tuesday,...

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Assistance Abounds for Artisans Artisan and specialty cheesemakers returning home fired up by the American Cheese Society annual meeting in...

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WCMA Unveils New Name, Logo for Dairy Processing Industry’s Largest Gathering The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today...

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Food safety professionals can register now at WisCheeseMakers.org for a meeting of the Dairy Food Safety Alliance set for Tuesday, August 27 at the...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is calling for nominations of individuals to be considered for formal recognition in 2020 for their...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WMCA) together with advocates for Wisconsin’s dairy farming community today applauded Governor Tony...

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Registration is open now for the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) Young Professionals outing to a Milwaukee Brewers game at Miller Park on...

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WCMA staff thank members for their ongoing engagement and support of our organization. Please click on the image below to access our 2018-2019...

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As the state Assembly began debating the budget today, six groups representing dairy farmers, processors, cooperatives and other related businesses...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is now accepting Fall/Winter 2019 applications for the WCMA Internship Exchange. This program pairs...

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The national unemployment rate dropped in April 2019 to 3.6 percent, the lowest level in 50 years. In Wisconsin, the rate is a new all-time record...

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Registration is now open to Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association members – age 40 and under – for a Young Professionals event in the La...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded members of the Wisconsin State Senate for their unanimous approval of Senate Bill...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today opened registration for upcoming offerings of educational programs designed to train and retain...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) invites dairy manufacturers and processors to participate in its #saycheese social media campaign in...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) thanks members of the Wisconsin State Senate for their unanimous approval of...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded Wisconsin State Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) as he proposed legislation...

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When the New York Times says your industry faces extinction, it’s time to pump the brakes on the hyperbole and assess the situation. On April...

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Milk production is up in Wisconsin, cows produce more milk each year than the year before, and America’s Dairyland uniformly describes itself...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) will open registration for its popular WCMA Golf and Trap Shoot Outing on Tuesday, May 21 at 9 a.m....

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced Dave Buholzer of Klondike Cheese Company has been elected to serve as President of...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and the Center for Dairy Research today announced the launch of their mobile app for the 2019 Cheese...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is pleased to announce that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will address 2019 Cheese Industry...

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A close look at Wisconsin dairy export data, and U.S. exports overall, reveals weakening sales as a record-breaking export year reached its end in...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association invites you to participate in the energetic and exciting Auction of Championship Cheeses at the 2019 Cheese...

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Grow your business in markets abroad with the help of expert insights on trends and winning sales strategies from 2019 Cheese Industry Conference...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association is pleased to announce the names of 2019 scholarship recipients. Each year, WCMA shows its support for...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauds U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) on the reintroduction of...

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Register Online at CheeseConference.org Through April 8 Quick, practical talks on the topics dairy processors care most about - that’s what...

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On Wednesday, March 6, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, host of the 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, honored Steve Krause, John...

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Baby Swiss Wheel made by Guggisberg Cheese has been named the best cheese in the United States, earning the company its second overall champion...

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Out of a record-breaking 2,555 entries in the 2019 United States Championship Cheese Contest, just 20 cheeses remain in the hunt for the title: U.S....

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) applauds Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ budget proposals related to the state’s dairy...

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Potato starch, coconut oil and water smushed into a white block isn’t mozzarella cheese. And that’s why Follow Your Heart brand...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin commissioned the consumer research firm Ravel...

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MADISON, WI – U.S. Championship Cheese Contest organizers today announced the impressive panel of cheese judges set to evaluate entries in the...

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This week, Wisconsin welcomed a new governor and state leadership in key roles. What will Gov. Tony Evers mean for Wisconsin’s dairy...

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MADISON, WI – Records will be broken as the January 31 entry deadline for the U.S. Championship Cheese Contest approaches. Entries can be...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) and Center for Dairy Research (CDR) today announced partnerships with Dairy...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) invites all member company employees, age 40 and under, to join its Young...

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New: Dried Milk, Whey Products to be Judged at 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Enter Contest by January 31 on USChampionCheese.org ...

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Here’s two opportunities. First, join your colleagues in the dairy industry and donate funds or your amazing equipment to the...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) Board of Directors has selected ten individuals to be recognized at the 2019 Cheese Industry...

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Welcome to our new website! We have a brand new look and updated technology in an effort to better serve all our members. In order to get the most...

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MADISON, WI – The 2019 Cheese Industry Conference will feature an expanded tabletop exhibition hall, with a record-setting 297 booths, at the...

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MADISON, WI – Registration opens Tuesday, November 27 for the 2019 Cheese Industry Conference, set for April 17-18 at the Alliant Energy...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is now accepting applications for five student scholarships worth a total of...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today opened registration for its popular Front-Line Supervisor Trainings now set...

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MADISON, WI – Enter the United States Championship Cheese Contest beginning Monday, November 12 on USChampionCheese.org for a chance to call...

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A Column Offered by WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer In retrospect, it looks like a plan. In the last decade, Wisconsin regulators and state...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) invites all member company employees, age 40 and under, to join its Young...

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A Column Offered by Jim Mueller and Larry Bell of the Artisan Dairy Producer Food Safety Initiative When the Food Safety Modernization Act was...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), in partnership with the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW),...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced the formation of its new Workforce Committee, designed to help the dairy processing...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today cheered the start of construction on a renovated Center for Dairy Research and Babcock Hall...

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A Column Offered by WCMA Communications, Education, and Policy Director Rebekah Sweeney For years, the only connection between cheese and steel...

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Make plans now to attend the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference (WCIC), set for April 17 and 18, 2019 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison,...

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today announced it has added an offering of its popular supervisor training course...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) this week welcomed Sara Schmidt as its new Office and Member Service Coordinator,...

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Together with the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW), the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is pleased to...

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A Column Offered by WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer There’s a proven tool the U.S. dairy industry isn’t using — a tool that...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today opened registration for fall training programs designed to retain and develop the skills of...

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The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) Board of Directors gathered at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Wednesday, June 20 to...

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A Column Offered by WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer Milk for cheesemaking continues to slosh about the Upper Midwest, but milk production...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is urging federal lawmakers to oppose an amendment to the Agriculture and...

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A Column Offered by WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer As an abundance of dairy product and milk production continues to hamper price recovery...

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UW-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant Renovation Gets Green Light, Too MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) thanks the...

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A Column Offered by WCMA Executive Director John Umhoefer Dairy is on the world stage as a series of high-profile trade issues in the last year...

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) today applauded Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s signing of Senate Bill 599...

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MADISON, WI – Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) invites the dairy industry’s next generation of leaders – that is, anyone...

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MADISON, WI – Quick, practical talks on the topics dairy processors care most about – that’s what you can expect from the Ideas...

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MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is pleased to announce the names of 2018 scholarship recipients. Each year, WCMA...

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MADISON, WI – Partnerships with the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy will deliver the world’s...

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) is proud to announce member donations from Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Klondike Cheese Company, Nasonville...

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Madison, WI – A hard sheep’s milk cheese called Esquirrou, made in France at Mauleon Fromagerie by Michel Touyarou and imported by...

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Madison, WI – Out of a record-breaking 3,402 entries in the 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest, just 20 cheeses remain in the hunt for the...

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MADISON, WI – Partnerships with the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) promise new and exciting...

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MADISON, WI – For the first time in World Championship Cheese Contest history, competitors and cheese fans around the world can watch results...

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