Dairy Groups: Canada’s Policies Will Hurt U.S. Economy

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) told President-elect Donald Trump that Canada’s existing and protectionist policies are designed to block imports from the U.S. and are in direct violation of Canada’s trade commitments under the NAFTA and the …

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Dairy Groups Concerned with Proposed Changes in WIC

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Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of National Milk Producers Federation, and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of International Dairy Foods Association are concerned with the proposed changes in WIC from the National Academy of Sciences who is suggesting a major reduction in servings of milk. “The NAS Committee’s recommendations would undermine the nutritional value of the WIC program to …

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Dairy Groups Welcome New U.S. Trade Rep

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Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Matt McKnight, Senior Vice President of Market Access, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have released a statement on the selection of new U.S. Trade Representative. “America’s dairy farmers and processors welcome the opportunity to work closely with Robert Lighthizer as the new U.S. Trade Representative. …

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Dairy Strong 2017 Speakers Announced

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Dairy Strong 2017: The Journey Forward will bring the dairy farming community together Jan. 18 and 19 in Madison, Wis. More than 600 farmers, corporate professionals and government and university representatives will explore the future of daily culture and economy of Wisconsin and the nation. The conference will include a panel discussion about the growing Latino influence on U.S. food, …

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Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Adds Member

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Foremost Farms USA® has joined the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance, a collaborative group that represents all aspects of the dairy community working to continuously improvemen animal care, environmental conservation, food safety and other practices. The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association endorsed the alliance from its start this past August, and Foremost Farms, represents the first dairy processor that will contribute aggregate …

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Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance Showcased

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The Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA) was among projects chosen from around the country to be featured in panel discussions at the 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Summit, held Nov. 15-16 in Atlanta. DSSA works to help farmers, processors, food companies and others who are connected to the production of dairy foods, from the farm to the grocery store, show tangible improvements …

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Dairy Farmer Leaders Receive Prestigious Lyng Award

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The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Steve Frischknecht, a dairy farmer from Manti, Utah and Donald Gurtner, a dairy farmer from Fremont, Ind. as the 2016 recipients of the Richard E. Lyng Award for their contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Each were recognized at the joint NDB, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and United Dairy …

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October Dairy Market Report

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The October issue of the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc. Dairy Market Report shows milk prices continued a generally solid recovery from their late-spring low through August, but subsequent changes in Class III and Class IV prices and increased milk production suggest milk prices may have reached a ceiling for the time being. Milk prices continued a …

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Dairy Groups Challenge Protectionist Dairy Policy in Canada

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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

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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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