…Slower growth in milk production, good domestic sales of butter and cheese and higher dairy exports strengthen dairy product prices which pushed milk prices higher in August.…U.S. dairy exports in the first half of the year were the most in three years due to record exports of nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder and whey products and a 24 percent year-to-date increase in cheese exports. June exports compared to a year ago were as follows: nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder +7%, cheese +32% and butterfat +254%, but total whey exports were 10% lower. On a total solids basis June exports were equivalent to 14.4% of milk production and 14.3% for the year-to-date compared to 13.1% a year ago. Improved exports have been aided by increase in world demand and much improved world prices that are now higher than U.S. prices….