Dairy Farmers Launch “Peel Back the Label” Campaign

Jamie Johansen

America’s dairy farmers launched “Peel Back the Label,” a new campaign to highlight fear-based food labeling and stress the need for truth and transparency in food marketing. The campaign comes as almost 70% of consumers say they look to front-of-label claims when making food purchasing decisions, and as food manufacturers increasingly utilize “free from” labels – i.e. ”no high fructose …

Ag Group, Consumers, Dairy, Food, NMPF

USDA Allows Dairy Farmers to Opt Out of Program

cindy zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that, starting today, dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program – or opt out, a new option granted by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. To opt out, a producer should not sign up during the annual registration period. By opting out, a producer would …

AFBF, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Government, usda

U.S. & Mexican Dairy Industries Make United Call for NAFTA

Jamie Johansen

According to the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. and Mexican dairy industries released a unified list of priorities that includes modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to solidify their strong dairy market partnership, and addressing concerns about Canadian and European dairy policies during the United States-Mexico Dairy Alliance. The …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Dairy Group, Export, NMPF, Trade, USDEC

Prices for a July 4th Cookout Down Slightly

jamie johansen

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) says we can cookout for a little less this year. Favorite foods for a Fourth of July meal will run about $6 per person according to an informal survey conducted by AFBF. The average cost of a summer cookout for 10 people is $55.70, or $5.57 per person. One reason for this is competition …

AFBF, Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Farm Bureau, Food, Meat

Increased Access to Chinese Market for U.S. Dairy Exporters

jamie johansen

U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation(NMPF) and officials from the U.S. and China have reached an accord on dairy trade by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will increase access to China for more than 200 U.S. dairy exporters. The action creates new opportunities for dairy farmers and processors, and the milk, cheese, infant formula …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Exports, NMPF, Trade, USDEC

Dairy & Poultry Groups Say Modernize NAFTA

jamie johansen

Leading animal agricultural groups representing the dairy and poultry sectors spoke out this week highlighting what a NAFTA modernization would mean for each of their prospective industries. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) sent comments to the U.S. Trade Representative describing the existing North American dairy landscape as one in which U.S. dairy …

Ag Group, AgWired Animal, Dairy, Eggs, Exports, Poultry, Trade

It’s Undeniably Dairy Month

cindy zimmerman

There are months and days to celebrate just about everything these days, but few have been celebrated for 80 years like dairy in June. National Dairy Month officially kicks off today, which is World Milk Day, and to celebrate 80 years dairy farmers are “opening their barn doors” and inviting people to their local farms to visit. To spotlight the …

AgWired Animal, Dairy

May Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The May 2017 Dairy Market Report produced by the National Milk Producers Federation and sponsored by Dairy Management Inc. shows a rally in cash and futures prices. The rate of milk production growth began to moderate during the first quarter, but additional milk production continues to generate American cheese at a faster rate than total consumption, driving up inventories and …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Management Inc., National Milk

National Dairy FARM’s 2017 Evaluator Conference

Jamie Johansen

The second annual National Dairy FARM Program Evaluator Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., from July 18-19. More than 400 certified FARM Program evaluators will have the chance to network and discuss relevant topics in animal care, environmental stewardship and antibiotic stewardship. FARM evaluators will spend a day with Elanco staff, focusing on professional development and learning more about …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy