Dairy Groups Challenge Protectionist Dairy Policy in Canada

Jamie Johansen

Dairy organizations in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Mexico and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing indignation about Canada’s recent actions to deepen its restrictions on dairy trade. The groups said Canada’s policies violate “international trade obligations, hold out the prospect of trade diversion with attendant global price-depressing impacts and …

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July Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The July issue of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Dairy Management Inc. Dairy Market Report is not out and suggests milk prices will likely bottomed out for the year. Find the complete report here. June Federal Milk Marketing Order prices were up over the previous month, as were Class III and Class IV prices. The dairy futures markets …

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Ayrshire Ambassadors Coop Founded

Jamie Johansen

The Ayrshire Ambassadors Cooperative was founded in 2016 by a group of dairymen who want to be outspoken advocates of the Ayrshire breed. These individuals believe in the Ayrshire’s potential to regain relevance along with national recognition for its economic advantages; and, they share an excitement about opportunities to excel in both the commercial dairy market, and in niche markets …

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DeLaval Releases Video On Innovation

Lizzy Schultz

As a part of National Dairy month, DeLaval has released a video, titled “Your Future is Our Why,” that highlights the company’s long term commitments to sustainability and innovation in the dairy industry, and showcases how those two concepts are incredibly interconnected. “We’re the innovation engine of this industry and we’re not going anywhere,” the video states. “We’re gonna be …

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NMPF Talks Trade at Congressional Hearing

Jamie Johansen

At a congressional hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, National Milk Producers Federation Chairman Randy Mooney said that well-negotiated trade agreements have the potential to increase export opportunities for America’s dairy farmers, but he warned that the terms of free trade agreements must be tenaciously enforced. Mooney, a dairy farmer from Rogersville, MO, told the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee …

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Farm Journal Media Partners With Dairy Girl Network

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Girl Network (DGN) and Farm Journal Media have just announced an exclusive media partnership through Farm Journal’s flagship dairy brand Dairy Herd Management. The goal of the partnership is extending the outreach and improving the relationships between dairy women across the country. “The partnership with Farm Journal and its dairy publication, Dairy Herd Management, allows our fast- growing organization …

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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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