ERS provides first look at domestic use of whey products

ERS provides first look at domestic use of whey products

Data show exports of whey products have been strong and steady.

Over the past two decades, U.S. cheese production grew substantially from a little less than 7 billion lb. in 1995 to 11.5 billion lb. in 2014. As cheese production increased, the output of fluid whey — a byproduct of cheese that is often processed into dry whey, whey protein concentrates and lactose — also grew rapidly.

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