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Tipton Accepts Business-Government Relations Award

The Bryce Harlow Foundation honored Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO, with its 2014 Business-Government Relations Award for her “significant contributions to the advocacy profession through a lifelong career as an exemplary role model.” The foundation promotes the highest standards within the profession of lobbying and government relations.

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Members: Tell Congress to Protect Common U.S. Dairy Product Names

The Congressional Dairy Caucus is taking action to protect the use of common generic names for dairy products by limiting the use of geographical indications, and IDFA members can help. Contact your House Representative today and urge him or her to join Caucus members on a letter asking the Secretary of Agriculture and the U.S. Trade Representative to protect the use of generic names for U.S. dairy products in Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations.

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IDFA, NMPF Urge Louisiana Legislators to Oppose Raw Milk Bill

Legislators in Louisiana will meet Thursday to consider a bill that would overturn the state’s current ban on the sale of unpasteurized milk for human consumption. Citing significant health risks associated with drinking raw milk, IDFA and the National Milk Producers Federation sent a joint letter earlier this week to state legislators, including the chair and vice chair of the Louisiana Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committee, urging them to oppose the bill, HB 247.

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Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill Armed with Legal Defense Fund

The Vermont Senate voted today to pass a new law requiring labeling for foods that contain ingredients produced with genetic engineering or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). If enacted, the law would be the first in the nation to require GMO labeling without any contingencies or similar legislation by adjoining states.

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Proposed Changes to OSHA Safety Standard Not Necessary, IDFA Says

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued last December a request for information (RFI) that signaled the agency’s intent to make major changes to its Process Safety Management (PMS) standard for manufacturing facilities. In comments filed last week, IDFA questioned the need for the suggested changes, saying they would add new burdens...

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