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 …

Dairy Groups Hosting Webinar on EU Geographical Indications

Lizzy Schultz

The three national dairy trade associations have plans to unveil a major economic analysis on the consequences of surrendering to the European Union on common cheese names in a webinar for media Tuesday, October 11, at 11 a.m. EDT. The webinar will include a 60-page analysis that shows how the EU’s anti-competitive approach to geographical indications will cost U.S. dairy …

Dairy Groups Challenge Protectionist Dairy Policy in Canada

Jamie Johansen

Dairy organizations in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Mexico and New Zealand issued a joint letter to their respective trade and agriculture officials, expressing indignation about Canada’s recent actions to deepen its restrictions on dairy trade. The groups said Canada’s policies violate “international trade obligations, hold out the prospect of trade diversion with attendant global price-depressing impacts and …

NALS Focuses on Canada-U.S. Trade Relationship

Lizzy Schultz

The United States, Canada and Mexico kicked off the North American Leaders’ Summit (NALS) in Ottawa this week, with this year’s event holding a large focus on the trading relationship between the United States and Canada, especially related to Canada’s persistent undermining of U.S. dairy export access, a pattern that has cost American dairy farmers and processors hundreds of millions …

Alltech Signs Alliances in Latin America

Lizzy Schultz

Alltech recently announced that they have signed six research alliances in Latin America with four universities and two institutes linked to agricultural research from Brazil, Honduras and Mexico. The alliances bring together leading experts in their respective fields and provide the necessary resources to drive industry transformation. Alltech has successfully collaborated with top academic institutions throughout the world, building research …

Dairy Urges U.S. Focus on Defending Common Names Rights

Jamie Johansen

The dairy industry welcomed an assessment of the Obama Administration’s fight to ensure that the EU’s geographical indication (GI) initiatives with other countries and regions do not undercut U.S. industries’ market access opportunities. The Special 301 Report is prepared annually by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). It identifies trade barriers to U.S. companies and products due …

Dairy Groups Encouraged By Action on Trade With Europe

Jamie Johansen

The dairy industry praises a bipartisan group of 26 senators for urging U.S. negotiators to address the needs of agriculture – including key dairy issues – in any free trade agreement with the European Union. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, the senators noted that the United States’ share of the European agricultural import market is shrinking …

Dairy Organizations Seek Congressional Support for TPP

Jamie Johansen

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent their own letter to members of Congress urging support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement while also addressing a number of critical implementation and enforcement issues. The associations urged the federal government to ensure that the other participating countries adhere to …