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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Judges Panel For U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

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At World Dairy Expo we got an update on the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program from Dairy Management, Inc. The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program continues to gain support, as the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® today announced that the newly launched awards program will be judged by a panel of experts from academic institutions, USDA, EPA, World Wildlife Fund, …

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NMPF Votes On Changes To Dairy Policy Reform Package

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The National Milk Producers Federation’s Board of Directors has voted for a revised approach to reforming federal dairy policy, with the key change of “allowing farmers an individual choice between receiving the financial protection of a government safety net, or opting out of such protection.” You can listen in on a conference call with NMPF about the changes here: As …

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DFA Annual Meeting Underway

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The Dairy Farmers of America annual meeting is underway in Kansas City, Mo. The theme of the meeting is “From Challenge to Change” which “recognizes the industry’s hardships of 2009, its slow recovery in 2010 and highlights our focus and determination to embrace the need for change in our industry.” Among the highlights of the meeting today are the Chairman’s …

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