2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards Winners

Jamie Johansen

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® has announced its fifth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and partnerships whose sustainable practices positively impact the health and well-being of consumers, communities, animals and the environment. This year’s winners addressed waste and nutrient management, food insecurity, water quality protection, energy efficiency and other sustainability issues. “The nine …

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NMPF Reorganizes Staff and Hires Two

Jamie Johansen

CIn an effort to further advance the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) strategic agenda, Emily Meredith, formerly NMPF’s vice president of animal care, has been promoted to chief of staff. NMPF also welcomes two staff to the Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) animal care program team. As chief of staff, Meredith will take on new responsibilities for strategic planning, organizational …

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NMPF April Dairy Market Report

Lizzy Schultz

This month’s Dairy Market Report from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows that developments made during the first part of April brought slight improvements in the outlook for milk prices, but also highlighted several indications that milk production will be coming off its near flat growth pattern of the past several months, which may cast a shadow over the …

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Dairy Groups Encouraged By Action on Trade With Europe

Jamie Johansen

The dairy industry praises a bipartisan group of 26 senators for urging U.S. negotiators to address the needs of agriculture – including key dairy issues – in any free trade agreement with the European Union. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the senators noted that the United States’ share of the European agricultural import market is shrinking …

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Dairy Groups Challenge WHO Proposal on Milk

Lizzy Schultz

This week, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent a letter to Congress that urges members to insist that the United States request a more thorough analysis of a World Health Organization (WHO) proposal that seeks to discourage parents from feeding toddlers milk and dairy products. WHO issued “Ending Inappropriate Marketing of Foods …

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Dairy Strong Bringing Industry Together

Lizzy Schultz

While the Dairy Strong Conference is still quite new to the dairy industry, occurring for only the second time in 2016, it is already making a widespread impact across the community. Over 600 dairy industry professionals from 17 US states and five different countries traveled to this week’s conference, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin. Dairy Strong is hosted by …

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Review Period for Dairy Sustainability Guide

Lizzy Schultz

The farmer-funded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy recently announced the opportunity for interested parties to participate in a 60-day review period for the new Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy, set to release this May with the intent to improve consumer confidence in dairy by providing more industry transparency. The guide was first launched in 2013 through an industry-wide …

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Dairy Industry Supports Movember

Lizzy Schultz

November has become the hairiest month of the year in support of a great cause, and The MoDairy campaign is making sure that agriculture professionals are joining in on the movement. MoDairy supports the Movember Foundation, a national organization committed to raising awareness of men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. The foundation uses the mustache …

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WDE Highlights Master Cheesemaker Program

Lizzy Schultz

Due to generous support from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board(WMMB), World Dairy Expo attendees had the opportunity to meet some of the acclaimed Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers, as well as the opportunity to sample a few of their world renowned cheeses. The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program was initiated as a means to keep Wisconsin the nation’s premier cheesemaking state, at the …

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