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  • Dietary guidelines a major opportunity to keep dairy in healthy foods category

    September 03, 2019
    In his bi-monthly column for Cheese Market News, Michael Dykes wrote about how newer research on the healthfulness of dairy may influence the next iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, to be released in 2020. Read More

  • Nutrition Labeling Deadline Approaches, IDFA Offers Resources to Assist

    August 27, 2019
    Recent changes were made to the regulations for Nutrition Facts labeling and revised serving sizes for packaged food and beverages. As those compliance dates quickly approach, IDFA has been helping member companies with their questions about the upcoming changes. Read More

  • Trade Talk: Emerging Dairy Markets Abroad Deepen Need for Trade Agreements

    August 22, 2019
    By Beth Hughes, IDFA Senior Director of International Affairs Lately, IDFA has spent a great deal of time advocating for the passage of USMCA and a trade deal with China. These important efforts are crucial for ensuring a prosperous future for U.S. dairy exports. However, IDFA also works hard to promote trade around the world that would expand market access for U.S. dairy exporters.   U.S.-Japan Trade Discussion Dairy allies joined together in sending a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. The letter urges these leaders to seize an opportunity to negotiate a much-needed trade deal with Japan that will bring significant benefits to the dairy industry.   The letter explains, “Given that Japan is an ... Read More

  • IDFA Members Working Collaboratively to Improve FMMO System

    August 20, 2019
    A little more than two years ago, IDFA initiated a process that set a new standard for what is possible to accomplish in terms of milk pricing reform and industry collaboration. Working with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), we developed a joint policy proposal to improve dairy price risk management tools for all classes of milk regulated under the Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs). Read More

  • The Inaugural NextGen Leadership Class Is Here!

    August 16, 2019
    Michael Dykes: I am so proud of IDFA’s first NextGen Leadership class! We hosted these upcoming leaders in Washington, D.C. this week with a focus on leadership and advocacy, and I was incredibly impressed by their expertise, passion and creativity. I think it’s safe to say the future of the dairy industry is in good hands. Read More

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