NMPF Board Meeting Results

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Recently National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) held their spring board meeting. New officers were elected, and a new approach to reforming dairy policy called “Foundation for the Future” was approved. Read on to learn more. New Board Elected John Underwood was elected the Third Vice Chairman of NMPF, representing Northwest Dairy Association in Seattle, Wash. The new Board members include: …

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If It's Not From Cows, It's Not Milk

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National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) took a stance this week, a decade after it first asked the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on the misappropriation of dairy terminology on imitation milk products. Not only did NMPF send another petition to the FDA, asserting that the practice has gotten worse in the past 10 years, it also …

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CWT Donates $100,000 to Haiti Recovery Efforts

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In conjunction with the National Milk Producers Federation, Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has announced a donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in the aid and recovery effort in Haiti. “This is a time for the U.S. dairy producer community to step up to the plate and help, in a coordinated way, to address an enormous humanitarian …


Groups Urge Regulation of Raw Facilities

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A joint press release from National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) addresses the need for the regulation of raw milk production facilities. Although unpasteurized, or raw, milk products pose a significant food safety hazard, facilities producing these products are not covered by any of the food safety regulations proposed so far this year by Congress. …

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National Dairy FARM Program Launch

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), with support from Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI), formally launched the National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management at a news conference during the 2009 World Dairy Expo, unveiling key components of the voluntary, nationwide program designed to bring consistency and uniformity to animal care through education, on-farm evaluations and objective third-party verification. “Dairy …

Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Industry News

NMPF's Strategic Planning Pursues a Four-Part Plan

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The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) Strategic Planning Task Force agreed last Friday to pursue a four-part approach to implementing sweeping changes as to how federal dairy policies protect producers and how farm-level milk prices are established. Recognizing the need to promote programs that will help reduce price volatility and protect producer income, the Task Force agreed last week at …

Government, Industry News, Milk, Price

National FARM Program Launched

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Dairy producers take pride in providing high-quality care to their animals, and now a new program being launched by the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and Dairy Management Inc. ™ (DMI) called the National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible Management will demonstrate producers’ commitment to animal care and quality assurance. The program, which will become available in the fall …

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NMPF Strategic Planning Task Force Probes Milk Pricing Proposals

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The National Milk Producers Federation’s Strategic Planning Task Force met Monday in Chicago to further analyze several proposals intended to offer long-term solutions to the twin issues of low milk prices and extreme price volatility. The group concluded that more information is needed regarding the ramifications of dairy imports and exports on the efficacy of a mandatory supply management proposal …

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Final USDA Rule Ensures Milk Available in Schools

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a final rule reaffirming that milk may be sold anytime, anywhere in all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. The rule bans any school policies or procedures that attempt to restrict the sale or marketing of fluid milk in a la carte lines, vending machines and concession stands at school-sponsored events. …

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Jonkers Promoted to VP at NMPF

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Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Jonker for his promotion to Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for the National Milk Producer Federation (NMPF). Jonkers assumes the lead regulatory role with NMPF following the resignation of Dr. Rob Byrne, who is now working for Schreiber Foods. In his new role, Jonker will expand his current responsibilities in regulatory affairs, including animal …

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