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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News Release from NMPF

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As part of its continuing effort to prompt the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on improperly labeled imitation dairy products, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) submitted comments asking the FDA to scrutinize whether the packaging of such foods is giving consumers accurate information. The FDA is in the process of accepting public comments on what types …

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NMPF Gets Funding for Producer Education from NRCS

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) matching funds of $25,000 to inform and educate producers about revised regulations for oil storage and pending regulations for milk storage containers. The funding will be used to help dairy producers understand the Environmental Protection Agency’s Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation, including development of …

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NMPF CEO Addresses Price Support

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Take a moment to read the recent CEO comment by National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Jerry Kozak. It contains important information about the future of the dairy product price support program (DPPSP). Read the full column here. In the 12 years I’ve been CEO of NMPF, we have vigorously defended the function and importance of the price support program. It’s …

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Briczinski Joins NMPF Staff

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Congratulations to Dr. Beth Briczinski, who has joined the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) as the Director of Dairy Foods & Nutrition. She began on Feb. 1. Briczinski’s main responsibilities include food processing and security, food safety and public health, human nutrition, labeling, and domestic and international standards of identity. She joins Jamie Jonker, Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory …

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