IDF World Dairy Summit Deadline Approaching

Jamie Johansen

The International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit is soon approaching. The event is scheduled for Oct. 27-31 in Tel Aviv, Israel. But the deadline for Abstract submission is right around the corner. Submit your abstract before May 30, 2014. Participants who wish to give a presentation at the IDF World Dairy Summit should make submissions to be reviewed by the …

Ag Group, Dairy, Events, International

Elanco's $500,000 Commitment to Heifer Int. Project

Jamie Johansen

Elanco is celebrating World Hunger Day (May 28, 2014) by announcing a $500,000 commitment to Heifer International’s East Africa Dairy Development Project (EADD), continuing the company’s long-term partnership aimed at breaking the cycle of hunger for those most in need. EADD aims to provide sustainable livelihoods for one million people in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya by 2018. Initiated in 2008, …

Ag Group, Dairy, Elanco

Partnership Formed to Aid in Members Legal Issues

Jamie Johansen

Milk Producers Council (MPC) and Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation (Weintraub) announced their new strategic partnership. The partnership was created to provide labor and employment and environmental support services for the dairy family members of MPC and offer these members access to legal counseling. Weintraub’s program developed for MPC’s members includes unlimited access to Weintraub’s monthly Labor and …

Ag Group, Dairy, environment, Labor

Cash Prizes for World Dairy Expo International Futurity

Jamie Johansen

World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce Trans Ova Genetics is sponsoring additional cash prizes and awards for the International Futurity. Through this generous sponsorship, Trans Ova Genetics is recognized as a Four Star sponsor of World Dairy Expo. This year, Trans Ova Genetics will be awarding each futurity breed champion a $500 cash prize, in addition to purse prize …

Agribusiness, Dairy, World Dairy Expo

U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Announced

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® announced the winners of the third annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 14, 2014, at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability, delivering exceptional results that are good for business, good for the environment and good for the …

Ag Group, award, Dairy, sustainability

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

Countdown to Quality Certifies Thousands of Producers

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) offers Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification during an open certification period to beef and dairy producers from across the county. 7,732 producers took advantage of this opportunity doubling the number of certification in 2013. This raises the total of producers who have made a commitment to quality through the free certification partnership to more than …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Boehringer Ingelheim, BQA, Dairy