Dairy Data Highlights Available

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National Milk Producers Federation’s Dairy Data Highlights are now available! Dairy Data Highlights is a collection of 53 tables and 19 graphs that provides state-by-state and national metrics on all aspects of milk production from the recent past through 2011. This includes cow numbers, feed costs, relative prices, the sales of milk and dairy products, the difference between farm and …

National Milk

FARM Animal Care Program Findings

Melissa Sandfort

A report issued about the National Dairy FARM Animal Care Program found that overall, its subscribers are doing a thorough job of adhering to its multi-faceted approach to comprehensive dairy animal well-being. In June 2012, data collected from the more than 5,000 second-party evaluations made of the dairy operations enrolled in FARM program was reviewed and analyzed to determine the …

Agribusiness, Animal Welfare, National Milk, Research

Revitalizing the REAL® Seal with New Website

Melissa Sandfort

As part of its efforts to revitalize one of the most recognized product symbols in the food industry, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) announced that the REAL® Seal is undergoing a makeover. The first step in that process was taken Tuesday, with the launch of a revamped website: www.realseal.com. The previous website existed primarily as a resource for dairy …

Agribusiness, Dairy Checkoff, Industry News, National Milk

Make Your Voice Heard On Farm Policy

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Dairy farmers have lost a safety net because the 2008 farm bill expired Sunday and Congress has yet to pass a new Farm Bill, according to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which said today that farmers need to continue to voice their dissatisfaction with the lack of action in Washington on farm policy. Members of the House left Washington …

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Expiration of the 2008 Farm Bill

Melissa Sandfort

Several major agricultural organizations issued a joint statement today on the official expiration of the 2008 farm bill. The 2008 law governing many of our nation’s farm policies expired on Sunday, September 30th, and the 2012 Farm Bill needed to replace it is bottled up in Congress. While the Senate and the House Agriculture Committees were both able to pass …

AFBF, Agribusiness, corn, Dairy Group, farm bill, Farm Policy, National Milk

Cabral and Higgs Win Scholarships

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Congratulations to Rosemarie Cabral and Ryan Higgs, both who were awarded scholarships as part of the 2012 National Milk Producers Federation(NMPF) National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program. Both graduate students are conducting research in areas that will benefit dairy cooperatives and producers. The 2012 Hintz Memorial Scholarship, given to the top scholarship candidate, was awarded to Rosemarie Cabral, a Ph.D. candidate …

award, Education, National Milk

Leonard Speaks to Senate

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Fourth generation dairy farmer, Sarah Leonard, from Midland, VA, spoke at a Senate news conference today about the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (the 2012 Farm Bill). Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), the Committee’s Ranking Member, hosted the news conference Wednesday in …

Government, National Milk

Analysis of Dairy Policy Changes

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National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has released a new analysis of the dairy policy changes being considered by the House and Senate Agriculture Committees. The findings indicate that the reforms will have a minimal effect on milk production and dairy product exports. At the same time, two other national farm groups, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and the National …

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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 …

Audio, Government, National Milk, World Dairy Expo