Partnership To Benefit Local Feeding America Food Banks

Jamie Johansen

According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. America’s milk companies and dairy farmers, along with the American Dairy Association of Indiana, have helped to create The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program …

Ag Group, Dairy, Milk

Glanbia Economist to Address All-Jersey Inc. Meeting

Jamie Johansen

Director of Dairy Economics and Policy for Glanbia Foods, Inc., Michael L. Brown, will be the keynote speaker for the 56th Annual Meeting of National All-Jersey Inc. The event takes place June 27 in Alexandria, Virginia’s historic district. Glanbia Foods is the largest American-style cheese manufacturer and among the largest whey ingredient producers in the United States. The company manufactures …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events

House Members Urge Removal of EU Trade Barriers

Jamie Johansen

A bipartisan group of 177 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Obama administration to use the transatlantic trade talks with the European Union (EU) to address a variety of export barriers hampering the U.S. dairy industry. Among the barriers are the EU’s recent efforts to prevent U.S. companies from using common food names like parmesan and feta …

Ag Group, Dairy, Export, Government, National Milk, Policy

Virtual Farm Tours at World Dairy Expo 2014

Jamie Johansen

Virtual Farms Tours give World Dairy Expo attendees the opportunity to experience a wide variety of farms and management styles, all from the comfort of a chair. These tours are presented by the owners and managers from the operations and include a half-hour pictorial overview of their operation, including general operation information and highlights of exceptional management practices. Time for …

Ag Group, World Dairy Expo

Egg Industry Center Looking to Fund Research

Jamie Johansen

The Egg Industry Center (EIC) is seeking pre-proposals for egg industry-oriented research to fund through its grant award program. “The number of pre-proposals in response to the 2013 call created a highly competitive selection process,” said Hongwei Xin, director of the Egg Industry Center and Iowa State University professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering and animal science. “The 24 submissions …

Ag Group, Education, Eggs, Poultry, Research

DATCP Announces WMMB Election Results

Jamie Johansen

Ben Brancel, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), certified today the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) 2014 Board of Directors election results. Commencing July 1, 2014, the newly elected dairy producers will begin a three-year term. There were 11 candidates running for nine board member positions. Of the 3,947 dairy producers in the election …

Ag Group, Cheese, Milk

CWT Assists with Cheese, Butter & Whole Milk Powder

Jamie Johansen

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 11 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Foremost Farms, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold), and Tillamook County Creamery Association to sell 1.166 million pounds of Cheddar cheese, 551,156 pounds (250 metric tons) of 82% butter and 1.047 million pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Africa, …

Ag Group, Butter, Cheese, cooperatives, cwt, Milk

Shamrock Farms Amps Up Milk Drive with Facebook "Like" Drive

Jamie Johansen

Shamrock Farms is encouraging the public to get involved with the Great American Milk Drive and help those in need obtain up to 10,000 servings of nutrient-rich milk with a “Like Drive” on the Shamrock Farms Facebook page now through June 30, 2014. Hungry families are missing out on the essential nutrients supplied by milk because it’s not typically donated …

Ag Group, Milk

ZimmComm Team Looking for Summer Intern

Jamie Johansen

ZimmComm New Media is now taking applications for a summer intern. Students in the agricultural communications field interested in attending and learning how to “agri-blog” some of the most important industry events held every year should apply. The opportunities will include all-expense paid trips to one or more industry events where students will assist in the compiling of photos, audio, …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Education, Intern, ZimmComm

Future Dairy Leaders Take Part in 2014 Dairy Challenge®

Jamie Johansen

Optimism for the dairy industry’s future filled the convention center in Fort Wayne, Ind., where 264 college students congregated to improve skills, network, and learn about careers and industry innovation. The national Dairy Challenge held April 3-5, 2014, attracted these students from 37 colleges in 25 states and three Canadian provinces. “Dairy Challenge truly showcases cooperation of farmers, agribusinesses and …

Ag Group, Competition, Education