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Dairy Facts 2016

IDFA Opts to Postpone June Legislative Fly-In

Mar 29, 2017

IDFA has decided to postpone its annual legislative fly-in, known as Advocacy Days, which was previously scheduled for June 13-14.

“Our members play an important role in advocating on Capitol Hill for policies that will enable their companies to prosper, grow and create jobs,” said Dave Carlin, IDFA senior vice president for legislative affairs and economic policy.  “As the Trump Administration’s policy agenda continues to evolve, we realized that holding one legislative fly-in in mid-June wasn’t the right approach this year.”

Carlin said the association is considering scheduling a few strategically timed fly-ins during the year to deploy IDFA’s greatest policy asset – visits by IDFA members with members of Congress – when they’re needed the most.

“At key decision points in the legislative process, we think it makes more sense to invite members to town to advocate and educate on a specific policy priority, such as international trade, the 2018 Farm Bill or expanding milk options in schools,” said Carlin. “In this rapidly evolving policy environment, one size does not fit all.”

IDFA will keep members informed as opportunities are identified. 

Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party

The 35th Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, which is a favorite event for members of Congress, their families and staffs, as well as ice cream lovers in the nation’s capital, will be held  Wednesday, June 14, 4-6 p.m. in Upper Senate Park.

IDFA members and staff expect to dish up about 2,000 gallons of ice cream and frozen yogurt, 6,000 root beer floats and 44 cases of sundae toppings this year.

For more information about arranging visits with members of Congress or participating in the Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party, contact Carlin at

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