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  • March 28, 2011

    International Dairy Show Partners with AMI Expo

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) (Washington, D.C. - March 28, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has announced a promotional partnership with the American Meat Institute (AMI) to cross endorse the associations' trade shows. "We are pleased to work in partnership with the American Meat Institute on cross promotion of our mutual trade shows," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. "Collaborative efforts with other food and beverage associations are essential to the success of our shows." As part of the co-promotional agreement, IDFA will be exhibiting at the AMI Expo 2011 that will take place April 13-16, 2011, at ...
  • March 21, 2011

    International Dairy Show Partners with Food Safety Magazine

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder 202-220-3562 (Washington, D.C. - March 21, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has announced a partnership with Food Safety Magazine as the official food safety media partner for the International Dairy Show. "Food safety and traceability continue to be a priority for the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. "We are pleased to collaborate with a respected trade publication to increase the show's outreach and educational offerings across the supply chain." As the official food safety media partner, Food Safety Magazine will be a sponsor of the Food Safety Pavilion, which will showcase ...
  • March 18, 2011

    IDFA CEO Expresses Concerns about Trade Implications of New Dairy Import Tax

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong (202) 220-3508 U.S. dairy farmers will be required to promote dairy imports (Washington, D.C. - March 18, 2011) The president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association today expressed concerns about the impact that the implementation of controversial new assessments on dairy imports will have on trade. "We trade with more than 150 countries and continually advocate for open markets and trade policies that comply with international laws," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "This international tax does not help expand our U.S. dairy export markets and has been widely opposed by our trading partners." ...
  • March 16, 2011

    Political Strategist Karl Rove to Headline International Dairy Show

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) (Washington, D.C. - March 16, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association today announced that Karl Rove, who served as senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to former President George W. Bush, will lead off the International Dairy Show in Atlanta. Known as "the architect" of President Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns, Rove has been called a master political strategist. He will share his view of the political landscape leading up to 2012 elections and outline the challenges he sees ahead for the country during the Signature Session on Monday, September 19, at 10:00 a.m. The ...
  • March 09, 2011

    Sour and Salty Flavors Judged Most Innovative at IDFA's Annual Ice Cream Flavor Contest

    Contact: Peggy (202) 220-3508 (Washington, D.C. - March 9, 2011) New frozen dessert products that feature salty or sour tastes were named among the most innovative during the "What's Your Favorite New Ice Cream Flavor?" contest last week at IDFA's annual Ice Cream Technology Conference. Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Ice Cream, developed by SensoryEffects, was selected the most innovative prototype flavor, and Perry's Ice Cream's Sour Buddie Bars won as the most innovative novelty. Continuing a recent trend towards dessert-flavored ice creams, Perry's Ice Cream's Red Velvet was selected as the most innovative ice cream flavor. The contest, sponsored ...
  • March 08, 2011

    IDFA Members Urge Agriculture Secretary to Implement Most DIAC Recommendations

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong 202-220-3508 More than 30 CEOs and Other Leaders Sign Letter to Vilsack, Praising Leadership but Cautioning Against Divisive Measures (Washington, D.C. - March 8, 2011) Leaders of more than 30 companies, all members of the International Dairy Foods Association, urged Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to implement nearly all of the reforms recommended by the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee but urged him not to endorse any proposal to manipulate milk supplies or manage industry growth in a letter sent yesterday. "We appreciate the many hours spent by the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee and your staff and commend the ...
  • March 04, 2011

    Agreement on Mexican Tariffs on U.S. Exports Good News for U.S. Dairy Foods Manufacturers

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong (202) 220-3508 (Washington, D.C.-March 4, 2011) In a positive development for U.S. dairy exporters, President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon yesterday announced an agreement to resolve the longstanding dispute that has resulted in Mexico levying tariffs on U.S. exports, including many cheeses. "This announcement represents a clear path forward to resolve the dispute," said Clay Hough, IDFA senior group vice president. "IDFA thanks the Obama administration and the Mexican government for moving forward with this agreement. We encourage the administration to work closely with Congress to ensure full implementation of our commitments and end the ...
  • March 02, 2011

    Registration Now Open for 2011 International Dairy Show

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) (Washington, D.C. - February 22, 2011) Registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors of the 2011 International Dairy Show scheduled to take place September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. There are two ways to register: 1) visit and click on the register button or 2) download a registration form to be mailed or faxed. "Attendees and exhibitors can find everything they need-registration rates, important deadlines, hotel rates and maps, ticketed event information, on-site registration details and accessibility options-on the website," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. The International Dairy ...
  • February 23, 2011

    Record Crowd at Sweetener Colloquium Considers Future of GMO Beets, 2012 Farm Bill and More

    Contact: Marti 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. - February 23, 2011) The future for genetically modified sugar beets, U.S. sugar policy and the 2012 Farm Bill were just a few of the topics covered at this year's International Sweetener Colloquium, February 13-16, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, Calif. With record-breaking attendance, the 2011 Sweetener Colloquium drew more than 450 industry professionals, making it the largest annual gathering in nearly a decade. Hosted by the International Dairy Foods Association and the Sweetener Users Association, the event addressed the sweetener industry's latest challenges, obstacles and opportunities with presentations from a ...
  • February 16, 2011

    International Dairy Show Poised for Continued Growth

    Contact: Marti (202) 220-3535 Offers Discounted Registration Rates, Enhances Global Marketing and Adds Exhibitor Benefits (Washington, D.C. - February 16, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced an exciting array of new options and benefits for its 2011 International Dairy Show, September 19-21, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Chief among them are new registration packages with reduced rates, increased international outreach and marketing, and an exclusive perk that allows exhibitors to provide complimentary floor passes to premium and prospective customers. "Attracting the right mix of buyers from the world's leading dairy and food processors continues ...
  • February 16, 2011

    Call for Entries: 2011 Dairy Industry Safety Awards

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. - February 16, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association is now accepting applications for the eighth annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards, a program that honors facilities for outstanding worker safety performance. Award winners will be notified this fall and featured in the "Dairy Field Reports" section of "Dairy Foods" magazine, which co-sponsors the safety awards program. IDFA began the program in 2004, and the rate of industry participation continues to grow each year. "The number of submissions we've received from our members over the past seven years clearly demonstrates that worker safety ...
  • February 07, 2011

    IDFA Calls for Swift Passage of Free Trade Agreements, Outlines Benefits to the Dairy Industry

    IDFA Submits Written Comments to the House Committee on Ways and Means Contact: Peggy Armstrongparmstrong@idfa.org202-220-3508 (Washington, D.C. - February 7, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association urged Congress to move quickly to approve pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Republic of Korea, Colombia and Panama in written testimony submitted to the House Committee on Ways and Means. The testimony emphasized the positive impact these agreements will have on the dairy industry, and was submitted as part of a recent hearing that focused on the economic and job creating benefits of FTAs. "While IDFA supports all three pending agreements, the ...
  • January 31, 2011

    New Federal Dietary Guidelines Call for Americans to Increase Their Consumption of Low-Fat and Fat-Free Dairy Foods

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong(202) The U.S. dairy industry urges Americans to close the gap between recommendations and actual intake. (Washington, D.C. - Jan. 31, 2011) The new 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) encourage 3 daily servings of low-fat or fat-free milk and milk products for adults and children 9 years and older. For children ages 4-8, the recommendation was increased from 2 to 2.5 servings, and for children ages 2-3, the recommendation remains 2 servings. Most Americans fail to meet these recommendations, even though they have been previously established by the DGA and supported by independent health organizations. The ...
  • January 25, 2011

    Proposed Relief Program Would Cost Dairy Farmers Millions

    Contact: Peggy (202) 841-5827 Disproportionate Share Carried by Upper Midwest and Northeast States (Miami, Fla. - January 25, 2011) A new study by Informa Economics concludes that the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP) proposed by the National Milk Producers Federation would have withheld an estimated $626 million from dairy farmers during periods when they were already under significant financial pressure. In 2009, the worst financial year on record for dairy farmers, $390 million would have been withheld, with the majority of it, $236 million, coming from just five states: Wisconsin, New York, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Michigan. "We support policies ...
  • January 24, 2011

    Tipton Calls for Policies that Promote Profitability, Not Protection, to Capture Dairy's Greatest Potential

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 (Miami, Fla. - January 24, 2011) In her keynote speech today at Dairy Forum 2011, Connie Tipton, president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, said the dairy industry, now at a crossroads, has many opportunities for achieving its greatest potential. Noting that industry participants are closer than ever to finding agreement on a package of policy reforms, she challenged industry leaders to focus on policies that will promote growth and profitability rather than protection and limitations. Tipton addressed a record crowd of dairy producers, processors, suppliers and other industry participants gathered at the ...
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