Special Reports

We are occasionally asked or feel compelled to assemble special reports. Some are made available to subscribers. Others are shared outside traditional channels. 


A Path Forward

This 215 page report takes an in-depth look at the Midwest’s role in the US dairy industry, particularly as global demand continues to grow. A Path Forward assesses the current condition of the five-state region along the I-29 corridor – specifically Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa – while also considering the potential opportunities and obstacles that lie ahead.

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The State of the American Consumer

This special edition Research Report provides insights regarding the modern-day American consumer by including the following: snapshots of the overall macroeconomic environment, data that spotlights spending trends, the potential impact of lower gasoline prices and opinions on the near and medium-term outlook with implications for the US dairy marketplace.

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EU Dairy Quota Sunset

EU milk production quotas terminated in March 2015. This report, prepared for CoBank by Blimling and Associates, focuses on how the EU dairy industry will be affected, especially in regard to expanded output. In doing so, past performance under the quota is initially examined before post-quota projections are revealed.

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With clients at every link along the food chain around the world, our focus is both local and global. Whatever your concern, be it international milk powder demand or US dairy farm profitability, we offer actionable insights. 


Ingredient Digest

Ingredient Digest focuses solely on dry dairy ingredient markets. It is published every other month and includes concise commentary and forecasts for commodity and high protein whey, milk powder, and carbohydrate markets.

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Forecast Update

Essential for budgeting and planning, the Forecast Update includes two years future dairy pricing on products ranging from CME cheese and butter to whey protein concentrate. Released once a month.

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Research Report

Comprehensive analysis in a user-friendly package, the Research Report provides food industry professionals unique insights into individual dairy markets on a monthly basis while also including a look at global trends.

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Key Indicators

Targeted to the macro-economic data points that matter, Key Indicators keeps executives on top of consumer sentiment, energy, currency, commodities, restaurant performance and other indicators so that nothing slips past. Published weekly.

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Trade Trends

An essential reference and favorite publication of many, Trade Trends highlights monthly US dairy imports and exports, notable export destinations and pricing.

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Dairy and Grain Report

This publication provides weekly intelligence from the domestic dairy spot and futures market while also including statistics and anecdotal reporting.

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Margin Matters

This publication offers a detailed look at the factors affecting dairy producer margins; including regional margin projections, heifer/corn/alfalfa prices, and Blimling forecasts.

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Our Flashes present GlobalDairyTrade results and USDA Milk Production, Cold Storage and Dairy Products data just after the information is made public.

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Freight and Power

Useful for its coverage of energy markets and US dry van, reefer and tanker truck rates, Freight and Power provides key fundamentals and insights into these costs to business.

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Dairy Market Monitor

Succinct and instructive, the Dairy Market Monitor enables one to stay abreast of the day-to-day dairy spot and futures market trade. Published daily.

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Options Summary

In an easy-to-read and reference tabular format, daily settlements for put and call options on Class III milk futures enable risk managers to estimate where options might trade at the CME.

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