Your Weekly Checkoff Update
U.S. cheese exports in the first half of 2019 were up 4 percent from a year ago – a total of 193,169 tons! Record volumes were sent to South Korea, Southeast Asia and Central America, plus increased sales to the Middle East and North Africa regions. 
Dairying for Tomorrow Award Winners Recognized at New York State Fair
Dairying for Tomorrow award winners were recognized during the Dairy Day breakfast at New York State Fair. King Brothers Dairy of Schuylerville, N.Y., was named the overall community outreach winner. 
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State Fairs Celebrate Dairy Industry  
New York and Maryland dairy farmers and dairy princesses participated in several dairy activities this week at the state fairs. 

New York State Fair Dairy Day

Eight teams of local New York media and New York dairy princesses participated in the celebrity “Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off” milkshake contest.

Maryland State Fair Governor’s Ag Day  

Three celebrity media teams participated in the “Undeniably Dairy Shake-Off” during the Maryland State Fair Governor’s Ag Day this week. The winning team was FOX45 Baltimore, with its EF 5 Tornado shake, featuring vanilla ice cream, brownies, chocolate chips, pretzel sticks and mint leaves.
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Bronx Students Refuel with Chocolate Milk and the Yankees 
As part of ADA North East’s Refuel with Chocolate Milk sponsorship with the New York Yankees, 80 youth from the Bronx participated in the team’s summer baseball camps. Yankee Hall of Fame player Mariano Rivera joined the campers to promote healthy eating, especially the role low-fat chocolate milk plays in the body’s ability to recover after training. 
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