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  • 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.
  • August 08, 2019

    After Fly-In, California Senator Dianne Feinstein Lends Her Voice to USMCA Supporters

    After hearing from more than 40 California farmers and ranchers during a USMCA fly-in, California Sen. Feinstein offered to write a letter to Speaker Pelosi about the importance of USMCA to California’s food and agricultural producers and companies. That letter was delivered this week.
  • August 08, 2019

    IDFA Recognizes Gold Business Partner

    IDFA recognizes Hixson Architects & Engineers for upgrading its membership to Gold Business Partner. Hixson is recognized as one of the top architecture and engineering firms in the country. A long-time supporter and member of IDFA, Hixson’s more than 50 years of dairy expertise will offer insight and thought-leadership to dairy company members.
  • August 08, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Member

    IDFA welcomes Tatua USA as a new member. Tatua develops and manufactures innovative, high-quality dairy protein and functional ingredients from their New Zealand milk supply.
  • August 08, 2019

    IDFA Seeks Presentation Proposals for Yogurt & Cultured Innovation and Ice Cream Technology Conferences

    New in 2020: IDFA is hosting the first Yogurt & Cultured Innovation Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the long-running Ice Cream Technology Conference. The meetings will be held March 31-April 1, 2020, at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.
  • August 08, 2019

    IDFA Calls for Regulatory Transparency in Gene Editing

    IDFA joined with 11 food and agriculture organizations in filing comments on August 6, urging USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to ensure transparency as it revises the current regulatory approval process for certain gene edited crops.
  • August 08, 2019

    IDFA President & CEO Michael Dykes Delivers Keynote Address to Idaho Milk Processors

    This week, IDFA’s President and CEO Michael Dykes delivered the keynote address to the Idaho Milk Processors Annual Conference. His remarks focused on how Idaho’s dairy boom is a roadmap for dairy’s growth and success across the United States.
  • August 08, 2019

    IDFA Updates Members on U.S.-China Trade Impasse

    Last week, the United States announced its plans to impose an additional 10% tariff on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese products coming to the U.S., starting on September 1. In response to the U.S. actions, Beijing announced this week that Chinese companies had suspended purchases of U.S. agricultural products, and that the government has not ruled out putting additional tariffs on U.S. farm goods purchased after Aug. 3.
  • August 01, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Members

    IDFA welcomes Hollandia Dairy, Inc. and Sigma Phase, Corp. to our membership. Hollandia Dairy produces fresh milk since the 1950’s in San Diego County. Sigma Phase, who joined as a Business Partner, is a manufacturer of single-serve ice cream machines.
  • August 01, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for America’s Spice and Extract Manufacturers

    Did you know that dairy indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like spice and extract manufacturers? About 925 jobs in the spice and extract manufacturing industry depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees.
  • August 01, 2019

    Chinese Cheese Imports Expected to Reach Record High in 2020

    The USDA’s Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) report shows predictions that Chinese imports of cheese are expected to reach a record high of 119,000 metric tons in 2020, and consumption is expected to increase by $1.5 billion over the next five years
  • August 01, 2019

    Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on USMCA

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The committee heard from six witnesses representing a range of industries, including the Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; and James C. Collins, CEO of Corteva Agriscience.
  • August 01, 2019

    IDFA Seeking Nominations for 2020 Food Safety Leadership Award

    IDFA is seeking nominations of individuals for its 2020 Food Safety Leadership Award to be presented during Dairy Forum 2020 at The Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 26-29, 2020.
 
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