Milk Regulators Seek Proper Use of Dairy Product Terminology

Jamie Johansen

State milk regulators requested that the FDA work with them to enforce the proper use of milk and milk product labeling terms, a development the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) hailed as “the strongest statement yet that the abuse of dairy terms has gone too far.” “It’s time for FDA to work with state agencies in defending standards of identity …

Senate Ag Press USDA, USTR on Harmful Canada Dairy Pricing

Jamie Johansen

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., sent a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, requesting continued engagement with the Canadian government regarding Canada’s implementation of dairy pricing changes as part of a new Canadian National Ingredients Strategy. “Since April of 2016, …

DairyBusiness Moves to Digital Only Magazine

jamie johansen

Beginning June 2017, the DairyBusiness magazine will exclusively be published digitally. This change will expand circulation to at least 50,000 and frequency increased to two issues each month, says Editor and Publisher Joel Hastings. “Dairy producers and their suppliers have moved to the web. With their mobile devices online, producers monitor herd performance, operate farm equipment, check markets and of …

DMI Launches Undeniably Dairy Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, in partnership with Dairy Management Inc, held a press conference this afternoon to detail its launching of Undeniably Dairy, the first industrywide campaign of its kind to grow consumer confidence in dairy products. The call featured dialogue from Amber Horn-Leiterman, Wisconsin dairy farmer and Chair, National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, Barb O’Brien, President, …

April Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The April Dairy Market Report from the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc. is out. In April, fluid milk sales showed the lowest volume decline in almost a year during November 2016–January 2017. American-type cheese consumption continued to outpace that of other cheeses during the same period. U.S. milk production continued to grow by around 2.5 percent, as …

Michigan Dairy Farmer Says Changes Needed in #FarmBill18

Jamie Johansen

Dairy farmers in Michigan and across the nation need federal lawmakers to revise the safety net created in the 2014 Farm Bill to provide them adequate risk management protection, according to a dairy farmer from eastern Michigan who testified in Frankenmuth on Saturday at a Senate hearing. Darrin Siemen testified on behalf of Michigan Milk Producers Association and the National …

Hoard’s Dairyman Helps #NAMA17 Celebrate 60

Jamie Johansen

The National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) is celebrating 60 years as the nation’s largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness so Cindy decided to check in with a couple of the more “seasoned” professionals at the annual conference on how the organization has grown over the years. The first person we talked to was Gary Vorpahl with Hoard’s Dairyman, …

Dairy D.C. Fly-In Builds Support for Trade with Canada, Mexico

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) organized U.S. dairy leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C., this week to urge Congress and Trump Administration officials to hold Canada accountable for its trade violations and hasten the repeal of Canada’s controversial new dairy pricing system. More than 40 farmers and dairy company executives …

Dairy Applauds USDA Sec’s Support of School Milk Options

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association thank Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for recognizing the important role school milk plays in ensuring school-aged children get the nutrition they need. Perdue visited Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., to announce that the USDA will implement regulations to allow school districts to again offer low-fat (1%) flavored milk …

SUDIA Hosts Osteoporosis Awareness Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

The Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA) is encouraging bone-building habits during May’s National Osteoporosis Awareness Month through their “Bone-gevity: Bones Built to Last” campaign. SUDIA is partnering with sports nutritionists, chefs and dietitians to offer free resources, recipes and social media giveaways all month long. National Osteoporosis Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to osteoporosis prevention, diagnostic testing …