Dairy Group wants Japan’s Import System Replaced

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A group representing American dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers says that Japan’s import system is a “potential Achilles heel” in trade negotiations. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calling for the replacement of Japan’s current import administration program in the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

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Milk Producers Welcome New Coop, Board Members

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Four new dairy cooperatives are joining as members of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), along with two new board members and one new board officer for the group. The announcement came as NMPF wrapped up its 2014 annual meeting. The new cooperative members are Bongards’ Creameries, Norwood, Minnesota; Cortland Bulk Milk Producers Cooperative, Cortland, New York; Mount Joy Farmers …

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Registration Open for 2014 Dairy Cattle Repro Council

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Register now for the 2014 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting is slated for November 13 – 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Hilton Salt Lake City. The must-attend event will feature two plenary sessions and several breakout session options, offering attendees many opportunities to learn more about practical dairy …

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DFA Meeting Emphasizes Dedication to Dairy by Members, Cooperative

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More than 1,400 Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) members and guests convened in Kansas City for the Cooperative’s 16th Annual Meeting. In recognition of the dedication by its farmer-owners, DFA explored the diverse ways the Cooperative and its member-owners are committed to the dairy industry. This year’s meeting theme — Dedicated to Dairy — recognizes DFA’s members and their commitment …

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Here’s a great Thanksgiving Day message from Dairy MAX. We also wish you and yours a wonderful holiday. Life on the farm doesn’t stop on holidays. Our dairy farmers work hard each and every day to keep your family happy and healthy. Learn more at http://www.DairyMax.org. Happy Thanksgiving from our farm to your family!

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REAL Seal Cartoon Character Contest

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The National Milk Producers Federation is getting REAL serious about the REAL Seal. Well, maybe not so much serious as having some fun. This is the cartoon character that has been created to help “revitalize and build awareness of the dairy industry’s iconic REAL® Seal.” There is already a “cartoon” with the character on YouTube. What would you name it? …

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Milking Parlor: Small Influencers and Big Consumers

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The dairy industry is trying to win over small groups of influencers… and large groups of consumers as well. In this edition of the Milking Parlor, we talk with Stacy Dohle from the Midwest Dairy Association and Dairy Management Incorporated to hear how they are trying to win over those influencers, such as nutritionists, to the value dairy products have …

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Expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill

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Several major agricultural organizations issued a joint statement today on the official expiration of the 2008 farm bill. The 2008 law governing many of our nation’s farm policies expired on Sunday, September 30th, and the 2012 Farm Bill needed to replace it is bottled up in Congress. While the Senate and the House Agriculture Committees were both able to pass …

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Dairy Groups Join Coalition Calling for Farm Bill Now

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A coalition of 39 farm groups, including the National Milk Producers Federation, the United Dairymen of Arizona, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is calling on Congress to pass a new farm bill before the old one expires at the end of September. The group, Farm Bill Now, has an interactive web portal at www.FarmBillNow.com, that lets you connect with …

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California Dairies Tout Sustainability Success

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California dairy families are proud of the sustainability accomplishments they achieved in 2011. According to the California dairy farming sustainability coalition Dairy Cares, the state’s dairy industry continued its commitment last year to protect and improve the environment. Central Valley dairy farmers launched the nation’s largest dairy groundwater monitoring program, a non-profit, collaborative scientific effort to assure that dairy farming …

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