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 …

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Dairy Groups Welcome New U.S. Trade Rep

Jamie Johansen

Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Matt McKnight, Senior Vice President of Market Access, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have released a statement on the selection of new U.S. Trade Representative. “America’s dairy farmers and processors welcome the opportunity to work closely with Robert Lighthizer as the new U.S. Trade Representative. …

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December Dairy Market Report

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) have released the December Dairy Market Report. U.S. dairy exports continue to improve. Export volumes were up during August–October compared to a year earlier for most major product categories. Nonfat dry milk and dry whey prices have been rising due to an improving world market for dairy ingredients. This …

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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 …

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Dairy Groups Send Letter to President-Elect on Dairy Trade

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) sent a joint letter to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the importance of exports to the U.S. dairy sector and seeking further dialogue on ways the organizations can work with the incoming administration on trade policy. NMPF and USDEC said in their letter that expanded agricultural trade has …

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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 …

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Dairy Checkoff Launches Partnership with Yum! Brands

Jamie Johansen

The national dairy checkoff announced a partnership with Yum! Brands to grow U.S. dairy sales internationally, specifically in Asia Pacific, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell with nearly 43,000 restaurants in 135 countries and territories, is the global leader in the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style restaurant …

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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 …

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Farm Groups Defend GMOs in Teleconference

Lizzy Schultz

Leaders from two national farm associations held a teleconference this morning to unveil plans for a “Straight Talk” campaign to engage the food industry in a dialogue on sustainable agriculture production, the marketing practices used to reach consumers, and the intersection of both trends. The call, hosted by the United States Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and the National Milk …

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American Butter Institute Board Elects New Leadership

Jamie Johansen

John Ellenberger of Land O’ Lakes, Inc. was elected the new president of the American Butter Institute at the group’s Board of Directors’ meeting in mid-October. The board also designated the first and second vice president of the organization, which represents the companies manufacturing the majority of the nation’s butter products. The following individuals were elected to a two-year term: …

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