REAL Seal Now Under National Milk

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) will now manage the licensing and use of the REAL® Seal, one of the most iconic and recognizable product integrity logos used in the food industry, NMPF announced today. Effective March 15, 2012, the management of the REAL® Seal program was transferred from the United Dairy Industry Association to NMPF. This change was the …

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Dairy Security Act Explained

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Milk Producers Federation held a press conference here at World Dairy Expo on Wednesday to help the media better understand the recently introduced Dairy Security Act of 2011 so that we can in turn better explain it to the dairy industry. The legislation, HR 3062, introduced in the House last month by Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Mike Simpson …

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Dairy Industry Urges Passage of Trade Agreements

Cindy Zimmerman

After more than four years in limbo, trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama have finally been sent to Congress by the White House and could be voted on by next week. “The series of trade agreements I am submitting to Congress today will make it easier for American companies to sell their products in South Korea, Colombia, and …

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Dairy Security Act Introduced in House

Cindy Zimmerman

A new dairy risk management strategy that would update existing dairy programs was introduced Friday in the House by Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Rep. Mike Simpson (D-ID). The Dairy Security Act of 2011 would include three main components – a Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program, a Dairy Market Stabilization Program and reforms to the Federal Milk …

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Idaho Congressman Joins Dairy Reform Effort

Cindy Zimmerman

Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) has joined the effort in the U.S. House to reform dairy programs. Simpson is the lead Republican proponent of discussion draft legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Colin Peterson (D-MN) earlier this month. The draft language is based on reform proposals put forward by the dairy industry. “I look forward to working with members of …

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Change Federal Dairy Status Quo

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A recent news release from National Milk Producers Federation explains why the current federal dairy policies need to change, and how Foundation for the Future, including the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program and the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, can help. Dairy producers realize that the status quo protections offered by current federal policies have failed them during the past decade …

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NMPF Will Hold Foundation for the Future Meetings

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) will be hosting a Summer Grassroots Tour: 12 meetings in July and August that will bring together dairy producers and other key industry representatives to discuss the dairy policy reform programs proposed in NMPF’s Foundation for the Future. “The U.S. dairy industry has called for dramatic changes in dairy policy, and Foundation for the …

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National Dairy Producers Conference in May

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Dairy producers from around the country will pack their bags and head to Omaha, Nebraska for the May 15-17, 2011 National Dairy Producers Conference (NDPC). Formerly known as the National Dairy Leaders Conference, the NDPC will provide an in-depth discussion of the issues facing the dairy industry, with educational discussions on many of the key challenges looming in 2011. “The …

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Glueck Newest Staff Member at NMPF

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Congratulations to Jonathon Glueck, the newest staff member at National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) serving as the Manager of Government Relations. In his new role at NMPF, Glueck will assist Senior Vice President Dana Brooks and Director David Hickey in the Government Relations department on a number of issues, including immigration, farm policy and trade, and management of NMPF’s Political …

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Apply Now for National FARM

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The National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management™ is now accepting enrollment in the Animal Care Program. This officially launches the second phase of the implementation process, which includes the start of on-farm evaluations for participating producers. The National Dairy FARM Program, created by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), provides consistency and uniformity to best practices in animal …

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