Nominate National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board

Jamie Johansen

The USDA is asking fluid milk processors and other interested parties to nominate candidates to serve on the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 12, 2018. USDA will accept nominations for board representation in six geographic regions and two at-large positions. Nominees for the regional positions must be active owners or employees of a …

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Dairy Promotion Directors Elect Board Officers

Jamie Johansen

Leaders of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) recently announced election results to lead national dairy checkoff strategies and programs to protect and grow sales. “I’m honored to join my fellow farmers and help create a better future for dairy,” said Paul Rovey, a farmer from Glendale, …

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NMPF Proposes Changes to MPP Making Viable Safety Net

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Board of Directors today unanimously approved a series of recommended changes to the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) that will restore several key elements first proposed by NMPF during development of the 2014 Farm Bill. These changes to the MPP will ensure an effective safety net for the nation’s dairy farmers – if the …

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2016 World Dairy Expo Summary

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 World Dairy Expo had a total attendance of 74,572 individuals, including 3,108 registered international guests from 102 countries. This year’s trade show hosted 881 companies from 30 countries, 6 Canadian provinces and 45 U.S. States. 83 new companies were in attendance this year. The top five countries of registered international attendance were Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, and …

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WCMA Elects 2016-2017 Board Of Directors

Lizzy Schultz

The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) has announced its 2016-17 Board of Directors. The Board was selected earlier this month by WCMA members and the Board Officers, who were elected last week at the International Cheese Technology Expo in Milwaukee. The 2016-17 WCMA Board of Directors will take office on July 1, 2016. Chris Simon, of Agropur, Inc. was re-elected …

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National Dairy Board Scholarships Available

Lizzy Schultz

Applications are being accepted for several college scholarships awarded by America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), which helps fund Dairy Management Inc., the management branch of the national dairy checkoff program. Eleven scholarships will be awarded, each worth $2,500, as well as a $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship awarded …

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Dairy Promotion Board Officers Elected

Lizzy Schultz

The following dairy farmers have been announced announced as officers by the Leaders of Dairy Management Inc.™, the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA). The elections were held during the 2015 annual meeting of NDB, UDIA and the National Milk Producers Federation. DMI officers: Chair – Paul Rovey, Glendale, Ariz. Vice Chair …

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Dairy Farmers Receive Prestigious Lyng Award

Jamie Johansen

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Bill Ahlem and Joe Bavido as the 2015 recipients of the Richard. E. Lyng Award for their extensive contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Ahlem, a dairy farmer from Hilmar, Calif., and Bavido, a dairy farmer from Sharon, Tenn., and former national checkoff employee, were recognized at the Joint NDB/ …

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The WMMB Link – April

Jamie Johansen

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) has released The WMMB Link for April. The column is written by Ken Heiman from District 12 and highlights the art of making cheese and WMMB’s promotions. Cheese—this perfect blend of fresh milk, science, expertise and artistry is as varied as it is delicious. And nobody crafts it better than Wisconsin. We produce 2.8 …

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NDB Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Jamie Johansen

Applications are being accepted for college scholarships that are awarded by America’s dairy farmers and dairy importers through the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc.™, which manages the national dairy checkoff program. Nineteen scholarships worth up to $1,500 each will be awarded. Students in their sophomore through senior year majoring in the …

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