Dairy Groups Concerned with Proposed Changes in WIC

Jamie Johansen

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 …

Dairy Groups Applaud Congressional Action On Milk Labeling

Lizzy Schultz

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) showed support last week for a new congressional effort to prod federal regulators to crack down on the inappropriate labeling of products designed to imitate milk. In a letter written by Reps. Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Peter Welch (D-VT), and cosigned by a bipartisan coalition of 32 …

Dairy Farm Families Support Super Bowl’s ’52 Weeks of Giving’

Jamie Johansen

Midwest Dairy Council is giving $250,000 to provide Fuel Up to Play 60 Super School Breakfast grants in support of schools serving breakfast outside the cafeteria to 52 communities across Minnesota during the 52 weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII. Through funding from dairy farm families, the contribution will match other support to the Legacy Fund of the Minnesota …

DHA-enriched Pork, Milk & Eggs Hit Canadian Market

Jamie Johansen

Algae nutritional products from Alltech are now registered with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use in the diets of pigs, dairy cows and laying hens. Canadian dairy, swine and layer producers will be able to market their DHA-enriched products as value-added functional foods, meeting consumer demand for nutrient-rich foods and beverages. “Consumers are becoming increasingly nutrition-focused, seeking out …

November Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

Checkout the November issue of the National Milk Producers Federation and Dairy Management Inc.’s Dairy Market Report. Four straight months of rising milk prices and three straight months of falling feed costs have brought some financial relief to U.S. dairy producers from the tough conditions of early last summer. The average all-milk price moved from $14.50 per hundredweight last May …

October Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

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 …

Mueller Focused on Solutions at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The Mueller Milk Cooler is a household name in the dairy industry, and the company has been a long standing leader in the manufacturing of stainless steel equipment for dairy producers. The Mueller Dairy Farm Equipment team made a welcoming presence at World Dairy Expo to talk with producers about the newest solutions available to farmers, and Jordan Blunt, Regional …

NFU Thanks Lawmaker Support for Direct Dairy Assistance

Jamie Johansen

National Farmers Union (NFU) praise several lawmakers for their support of critically needed assistance for the nation’s dairy sector. Two letters, championed by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), were sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Shaun Donovan and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, respectively, requesting direct financial aid to farmers and broader authority for …

Dairy Checkoff, McDonalds Serve Lattes to NYC Commuters

Lizzy Schultz

In honor of National Coffee Day, New York dairy farmer Kendra Lamb teamed up with dairy checkoff partner McDonald’s in New York City to offer free lattes to New York City commuters and start several meaningful conversations about the milk used to make it. The campaign was part of McDonald’s “food journey” to build awareness of the company’s commitment to …

Fairlife and The Onion Develop Media Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

The dairy brand fairlife, LLC is partnering with Onion Labs, the creative services division of The Onion, on a new digital media campaign this football season starring coaching legend Jim Harbaugh. The 6-part video campaign, “Harbaugh Highlights,” will feature a series of digital videos that highlight Harbaugh’s sense of humor and his undying enthusiasm for milk. “Since I was in …