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  • September 26, 2019

    Bill Defining “Natural Cheese” Introduced in the House

    One of IDFA’s top priorities is for Congress to include a definition of the term "natural cheese" in federal statute to protect against consumer confusion. IDFA came closer to reaching this goal this week when Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI), Kurt Schafer (D-OR) and Billy Long (R-MO) reintroduced the Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions (CURD) Act in the House.
  • September 26, 2019

    IDFA priorities included in Senate Appropriations Legislation

    On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill to fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture and related agencies for fiscal year 2020. The bill includes funding for three IDFA priorities: creating a milk incentive program within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), modernizing outdated food standards of identity, and continuation of the $1.5 million in funding for the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) research on new technologies that would help ice cream manufacturers reduce food waste. The bill provides discretionary funding of $23.1 billion, $58 million above the FY 2019 enacted level and $4.1 billion above the budget request. ...
  • September 25, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Member

    IDFA welcomes Nui as a Gold Business Partner. Nui offers a digital trading platform and online marketplace that moves the trading world into the future.
  • September 19, 2019

    Allow use of “potassium salt” in ingredient lists, IDFA tells FDA

    “Potassium salt” should be the name allowed in product ingredient lists for the common salt substitute, IDFA told FDA in comments filed Tuesday.
  • September 18, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for Veterinary Services

    The dairy industry supports nearly 3,940 jobs in the veterinary services industry. Over 960 jobs are supported by the dairy industry when large operations that produce dairy products from their own farms use veterinarians to maintain the health and well being of there own stock.
  • September 18, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Member

    IDFA welcomes CoBank as a Business Partner. CoBank provides financial products and advisory services to companies.
  • September 11, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Members

    IDFA welcomes Nasonville Dairy, Inc. as a new member and J.P. Morgan as a Gold Business Partner.
  • September 05, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for Legal Services Providers

    Did you know that dairy also indirectly supports a broad range of industries across the nation, like legal services companies? The dairy industry supports nearly 14,370 jobs in the legal services industry.
  • September 05, 2019

    USTR Requests Comments on Foreign Trade Barriers

    IDFA plans to submit written comments to USTR by October 25 to identify significant barriers to trade that they face around the world.
  • August 28, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for America’s Photographers

    Did you know that dairy also indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like photographic services? Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support the American photography industry in a number of ways. More than 2,430 jobs in the photography industry depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees.
  • August 21, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for America’s Plastics Packaging Materials Manufacturers

    Did you know that dairy also indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like plastics packaging materials? Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support American plastics packaging materials manufacturers in a number of ways. Nearly 2,830 jobs in the plastics packaging materials manufacturing industry depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees.
  • August 15, 2019

    Pace Dairy Foods Company of Minnesota Creates Safe Work Environments Through Focus on Prevention and Practice

    Pace Dairy Foods Company of Minnesota is a privately held company located in Rochester, Minnesota, and processes natural cheese products for their parent company Kroger. In 2019, IDFA awarded Pace Dairy with two Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards, in both the Facilities for Outstanding Record in Worker’s Safety and Most Improved Facilities categories. Additionally, the company received the Minnesota Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award for safety performance consecutively for the past three years, was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota for the past seven years, and has been a recipient of Kroger’s Manufacturing Excellence Award ...
  • August 14, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for America’s Printers

    Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support American printers in a number of ways. Over 6,720 jobs in the printing industry depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees.
  • August 14, 2019

    USDA Releases Federal Register Notices on 2019-2020 Tariff-Rate Import Licensing

    On August 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) published two notices in the Federal Register regarding fees for dairy import licenses.
  • August 08, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for Truckers

    Dairy companies, distributors and retailers support American truckers in a number of ways. Not only do dairy firms hire thousands of drivers, mechanics and dispatchers as employees, but over 81,700 jobs in outside trucking companies depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees.
 
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