Grassroots Initiatives Promoted at World Dairy Expo

Lizzy Schultz Leave a Comment

Two Wisconsin-based dairy industry nonprofits, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative (DBMMC), were on hand during the 2016 World Dairy Expo to promote several grassroots initiatives the organizations have launched in the past few years. Lauren Brey, Director of Marketing and Research for DBMMC, sat down for an interview during this year’s expo. She …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, World Dairy Expo

Dairy Girl Network Introduces New Sponsors

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Girl Network recently announced the addition of CRV USA and DeLaval in two new partnerships at the Sustaining sponsorship level. Each of these companies have shown a longstanding dedication to women in dairy farming and have helped enable women to serve in leadership roles. Dairy Girl Network is responsible for the development of programs and events that support female …

Ag Group, Communications, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming

Food Dialogues Paved Way For DSSA

Lizzy Schultz

Yesterday marked the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative group of dairy industry professionals that seeks to foster continuous improvement in the sustainability of the dairy community with a panel of DSSA collaborators, including Dairy Business Association (DBA) Executive Director Tim Trotter. The idea to establish DSSA was first born out of DBA’s Dairy Strong …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, Food Dialogue, sustainability, USFRA

DBA Launches Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

Lizzy Schultz

A diverse group of partners came together this afternoon at Endres Berryridge Farm in Waunakee, Wisconsin for the official launch of the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA), a collaborative sustainability campaign featuring representatives from every facet of the dairy community, including farmers, processors, retailers, government agencies, universities, and dairy and trade non-profits. The alliance seeks to engage individuals from across …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, sustainability

US-Mexico Dairy Alliance Forms

Lizzy Schultz

Leaders of U.S. and Mexican dairy industry organizations have pledged to work together towards improving trade between the two countries, addressing mutual challenges, and increasing dairy consumption while promoting milk production on both sides of the border. A memorandum, signed by the dairy leaders after a two day summit this week, created a US-Mexico Dairy Alliance. The Alliance will meet …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, International, National Milk, Trade

Wisconsin Dairy Industry Pushes Immigration Reform

Lizzy Schultz

Earlier this week, a coalition of Wisconsin business and community leaders came together in Madison for the launch of the “Reason for Reform” campaign, highlighting the need for immigration reform and presenting data about the significant contributions immigrants make to the state’s economy. The event was hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) and the Latino Chamber …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, International, Policy

Congressional Coalition Sends Letter to USDA

Lizzy Schultz

U.S. Representative Joe Courtney (CT-02), along with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and a bipartisan coalition of 57 other members of the House and Senate sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack last week asking for assistance for dairy producers struggling with declining milk prices. The letter specifically …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, economics, usda

June Dairy Market Report

Lizzy Schultz

This month’s Dairy Market Report from Dairy Management Inc. and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows that U.S. milk production was 1.2 percent higher in April than a year earlier.This interrupts the pattern of the three previous months, which had suggested the nation’s milk supply was experiencing a rapid growth spurt. Domestic commercial use of milk solids grew faster …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Dairy Management Inc., Markets, Milk, National Milk

World Dairy Expo Unveils 50th Anniversary Painting

Lizzy Schultz

A commemorative painting was unveiled last week during the World Dairy Expo Summer Board Meeting and Friends of Expo Volunteer Picnic, hosted by Vita Plus Corporation. The painting, completed by artist Larry Schultz, served as the official kick-off for World Dairy Expo’s 50th Anniversary. Expo officials first approached Schultz four years ago about creating a painting for Expo’s 50th Anniversary. …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business, Events, World Dairy Expo