Dairy Checkoff has Strong 2009

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Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI), who manages the national dairy checkoff, is proud to report that in 2009, partnerships and innovation helped to drive sales for America’s dairy producers. Read on to learn more. Tom Gallagher, chief executive officer for DMI cited these key accomplishments that helped dairy producers and the U.S. dairy industry build sales in 2009 and beyond. · …

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Weitzer Honored with Richard E. Lyng Award

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Congratulations to dairy producer, David Weitzer, Poolesville, Md., for being awarded the 2009 Richard E. Lyng Award by the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB). David was recognized for his dedication and service to dairy promotion, and was awarded a $2,500 donation in his name to a college of his choice. Weitzer also represented dairy producers nationally. He was …

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Students Receive Scholarships Through Dairy Checkoff

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Dairy producers, through their checkoff investment, awarded 20 scholarships to students throughout the nation who are majoring in degrees with a dairy emphasis and who have shown potential to become future dairy leaders. The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), through DMI, annually awards up to 19 $1,500 scholarships to eligible undergraduate students enrolled in programs that emphasize dairy. …

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Producers Launch Initiative to Increase Awareness of Dairy’s Value

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In celebration of June Dairy Month, America’s dairy farmers are lanching a consumer awareness initiative. As dairy farmers, you know the good work you are doing on the farm, and Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI) is reaching out to consumers on your behalf to share the positive story of dairy products! Bravo on a wonderful campaign! Dairy producers, through their checkoff …

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McDonald’s Partnership Helps Boost Milk Sales

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One more dairy checkoff story to share tonight – and it’s definitely the best one! If you’ve been to or even near a McDonald’s® restaurant in the last few weeks, you’ve heard about the new McCafe® specialty coffee drinks. But as a dairy farmer, did you know that these specialty coffee-house drinks consist of up to 80 percent milk? McDonald’s …

Dairy Checkoff, Industry News, Media, Milk

USDA Announces Assesment to Imported Dairy Products

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) hailed the announcement today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it will finally apply the dairy promotion checkoff to imported dairy products, 25 years after the national 15 cent checkoff was first applied to U.S.‐produced milk. On Monday, the USDA published a proposed rule spelling out how it will calculate and assess the …

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40% More Cheese Supports Dairy Farmers

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I don’t usually need an excuse to order a pizza, but if you do – here’s your perfect one: it supports dairy farmers! Domino’s Pizza®, partnering with dairy producers through their checkoff investment, has launched six new specialty pizzas called American Legends™. Each pizza uses up to 40 percent more cheese than a regular Domino’s pizza, making the potential additional …

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Dairy Promotion Leader Shows How Dairy Can Create Its Future

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In a rapidly changing business world, U.S. dairy producers have a great opportunity to work through the dairy checkoff to create their own future, according to Tom Gallagher, chief executive officer of Dairy Management Inc.™ (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program. “Dairy producers are creating their future through innovation, leadership and results,” Gallagher said, speaking at the 2008 …

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Dairy Checkoff Works to Accelerate Sales in Pizza Category

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America’s dairy producers, through their investment in the dairy checkoff, are working to help reinvigorate the pizza category and increase sales for pizza products containing more cheese. Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), which manages the national dairy checkoff program, is facilitating an industry task force to develop action plans on how the dairy and pizza industries can reinforce pizza as the …

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