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 …

Dairy Organizations Seek Congressional Support for TPP

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent their own letter to members of Congress urging support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement while also addressing a number of critical implementation and enforcement issues. The associations urged the federal government to ensure that the other participating countries adhere to …

Dairy Group wants Japan's Import System Replaced

John Davis

A group representing American dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers says that Japan’s import system is a “potential Achilles heel” in trade negotiations. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack calling for the replacement of Japan’s current import administration program in the Trans-Pacific Partnership …

Integrity in Food Marketing From Dairy Viewpoint

Chuck Zimmerman

The CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, Connie Tipton (pictured on right), took part in the USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago. The topic was Integrity in Food Marketing and as with other panelists I asked her what this means to her personally. Connie says, “You know every company has to figure out how to position their product but to …

Tipton Has Died

News Editor

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 …

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 …

Seeking Nominations for Innovative Farmer

News Editor

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 …

IDFA Hails New Cross-Border Trucking Program

News Editor

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 …