Meet DairyUS – The REAL Seal of Approval

Jamie Johansen

The animated Dairy REAL Seal Character finally has a name. After a nationwide vote, the cartoon character who is helping to build awareness of the advantages of real dairy foods has been named DairyUS. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) made the announcement today during their annual meeting. The character was modeled after the iconic REAL Seal logo and will …

Ag Group, Education, Milk, National Milk

REAL Seal Cartoon Character Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Milk Producers Federation is getting REAL serious about the REAL Seal. Well, maybe not so much serious as having some fun. This is the cartoon character that has been created to help “revitalize and build awareness of the dairy industry’s iconic REAL® Seal.” There is already a “cartoon” with the character on YouTube. What would you name it? …

Ag Group, Dairy Group, National Milk, Video

Farm Foundation to Hold Dairy Forum

John Davis

Our friends at Farm Foundation are doing once again what they do best: getting people talking about issues that matter to the agribusiness community. Their next free forum features perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for U.S. dairy policy this coming Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness

Image Changing Programs for the Dairy Industry

Jamie Johansen

The image of agriculture throughout the United States is a fragile one. We have fewer people involved in production agriculture and that equals more consumers who don’t understand where their foods comes from. During the 2012 World Dairy Expo, Chuck talked with California diary producer, Ray Prock about the image in the non-farmer audience concerning agriculture and especially the dairy …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, Nutrition, Social Media, World Dairy Expo

Innovation Center For US Dairy Awards For Sustainability

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is pleased to honor the ‘best of the best’ through the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The award is given to individuals, groups and organizations involved in the U.S. dairy industry who are doing what they can to manage their environmental impact and giving back to their local communities. Ken Buelow was one of this …

Ag Group, Audio, award, World Dairy Expo

National Dairy Shrine Industry Pioneers

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to Mike Opperman, Charleston|Orwig, for sharing this special moment for his family since his Dad, George, was just honored by the National Dairy Shrine. Pictured are: Back row: Mike, Dave (bro), Don (bro), Micah (nephew – Mary’s kid), Bob (cousin) Front row: Kelly (Mike’s wife), Cynthia (Dave’s wife), Mike’s Mom, Jack and Maggie (Mike’s kids) Mary (sister) The dairy …

Ag Group, World Dairy Expo

NMPF Among Those Urging Rejection of Disaster Bill

John Davis

The National Milk Producers Federation is part of a coalition of about a dozen agriculture groups urging Senate leaders to “refrain from supporting” any legislation resembling the House-passed disaster bill should it come up in the Senate. The group also includes the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Soybean Association, the National Association of Wheat Growers, the National Corn Growers …

AFBF, Ag Group, Government

Nat'l Milk Producers Urge Rejection of Farm Bill Extension

John Davis

Although the U.S. House Agriculture Committee has a new farm bill ready to go to the floor for a vote, leadership decided late on Friday to instead vote this week on a one-year extension of the current legislation, coupled with an extension of disaster aid for livestock producers. According to Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK), drought fears are prompting the …

Ag Group, dairy farming, farm bill

Are You Bold Enough For Butter

Chuck Zimmerman

Are you bold enough to go with butter? “Go Bold With Butter” is a social media campaign of the American Butter Institute. Here’s how it’s doing. Note the results correlation between increased content on their blog and “fostering increased butter usage.” How about that blogging thing! ABI’s social media campaign “Go Bold With Butter” was launched on March 19th, just …

Ag Group, Butter, Promotion, Social Media

Where Good Comes From

Chuck Zimmerman

Where Good Comes From is a new website that talks about dairy goodness. It was recently launched in conjunction with the “Future of Food: Food Security in the 21st Century” event in Washington, D.C. The blog site is designed by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy as a potential hub for information-sharing and engagement on behalf of the entire dairy …

Ag Group, Social Media