The U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog: Market Analysis, Research & News
  • Welcome to The U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog

    By Margaret Speich February 14, 2015

    Five (among many) reasons you should subscribe.

    One of the most common questions I get about this new blog is this: Why?

    When some people hear "blog" I think they get an outdated image in their mind, perhaps of some guy at home in his dirty sweatpants furiously pounding his laptop to get his off-the-wall opinions on the Interwebs.

    The reality is that blogs are becoming a source of valuable and accessible business information in the iPhone age, especially when they are tailor-made for a niche audience like U.S. dairy exporters and those in the broader U.S. dairy industry following exports.

    The mission of the U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog is to provide market analysis, research and news wherever you may be, on whatever device. We believe timely updates at least twice a week from USDEC experts will provide actionable insights that will help you make faster and better business decisions

    The best and easiest way to get updates is to "subscribe." That way, you can get email updates sent to your inbox as soon as we publish, or, if you so choose, daily or weekly. You can, of course, unsubscribe any time. 

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    There are at least five reasons to click the button above to subscribe today.

    The U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog will be: 

    1. Concise: You don't have much time. We get to the point.
    2. Fast: You get it instantly. 
    3. Convenient: When updates appear instantly in your inbox they are hard to miss. 
    4. Insightful: We mine the best nuggets of wisdom from USDEC experts such as Tom Suber, Marc Beck, Véronique Lagrange,  Alan Levitt and many others, including myself.
    5. Mobile-friendly: You're on-the-go. We designed this blog for easy, seamless display anywhere you have Internet access, on any device, whether that's your smartphone, tablet or PC. 


    Here's another bonus. When the editors of most business blogs publish their "welcome" post, it's usually the blog's first. Not this blog. We have archived in blog format more than 100 of the most helpful USDEC articles written in recent years,

    What's more, we made these articles "findable" by categorizing them by relevant dairy exporter topics ranging from "China" to  "traceability" to "whole milk powder."   

    Click one of these topics, such as "China."


    You then get this—every blog post on "China" appears in reverse chronological order:

    Mark O'Keefe will serve as blog editor. More than 20 years in print journalism has taught him many things, but one of the most important is this: "Give the readers what they need, not what you think they want." 

    So, readers, tell Mark what you need from this blog and he will do his best as its editor to deliver it to you. Reach him at  

    The U.S. Dairy Export Council is primarily supported by Dairy Management Inc. through the dairy farmer checkoff that builds on collaborative industry partnerships with processors, trading companies and others to build global demand for U.S. dairy products.  


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