IDFA Hails New Cross-Border Trucking Program

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The International Dairy Foods Association hailed the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that a formal agreement on a pilot cross-border trucking program between Mexico and the United States has been signed. The agreement will reduce 50 percent of the tariffs imposed by Mexico on U.S. cheese exports. The tariffs have been in place since last year as …

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IDFA Chairman Asks Congress to Help Industry

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International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Chairman Paul Kruse, who is CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas, told a Congressional panel that product innovation and increased global demand are fundamental parts of any solution designed to address the economic conditions currently facing the U.S. dairy industry. He testified before the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Dairy, Livestock …

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Dairy Groups Stand Up for Flavored Milks

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Leaders of the two major dairy industry groups jointly rejected a suggested federal excise tax on flavored milk drinks, such as chocolate and strawberry, that contain sugar-based sweeteners. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) say flavored milk is part of the solution to the child obesity problem, not a cause, and its consumption needs …

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Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Sought

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Nominations are now being accepted for the title of the Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year, an annual award co-sponsored by International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and Dairy Today magazine. The deadline for nominations is October 3, 2008, and there is no entry fee. The nominations for active U.S. dairy farms that are improving on-farm efficiency through progressive management practices, …

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