Tipton Has Died

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E. Linwood “Tip” Tipton, the first president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, died on Saturday at the age of 78 after a yearlong illness. Tipton grew up on a Missouri dairy farm and earned a Bachelor of Science in agriculture and a Master of Science in economics from the University of Missouri. He started his dairy career …

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Opposition to Government Limits on Milk Production

Melissa Sandfort

A new nationwide survey released found that 81 percent of Americans agree that individual farmers should have the freedom to decide how much milk they produce and not have a limit set by government policy. The survey, which was conducted online last month among 2,094 adults by Harris Interactive on behalf of the International Dairy Foods Association, also found that …

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Seeking Nominations for Innovative Farmer

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Nominations are now being accepted for the title of the Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year, an annual award co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Today magazine. The winner will be honored at the 2013 Dairy Forum, January 27-30 at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando, Fla. The deadline for nominations is September 17, 2012, and there is no …

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IDFA Hails New Cross-Border Trucking Program

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The International Dairy Foods Association hailed the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that a formal agreement on a pilot cross-border trucking program between Mexico and the United States has been signed. The agreement will reduce 50 percent of the tariffs imposed by Mexico on U.S. cheese exports. The tariffs have been in place since last year as …

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