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  • November 06, 2019

    IDFA Seeks Candidates for 2020 Summer Internship

    IDFA is seeking applicants for its 2020 summer internship, which will offer one undergraduate or recent graduate firsthand experience with the association’s advocacy efforts on dairy policy with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and federal officials in regulatory agencies.
  • September 05, 2019

    Survey Says: 86% of US Adults Prefer Dairy Milk and Large Margin Want Increased Milk Offerings in School Meals

    A new Morning Consult national tracking poll of 2,200 Americans points to a number of revealing consumer preferences for milk and related beverages.
  • August 12, 2019

    IDFA Highlights Dairy Industry’s Culture of Safety During OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week

    The International Dairy Foods Association is participating in Safe and Sound Week, a nationwide event held each August by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that recognizes the success of workplace safety and health programs.
  • August 06, 2019

    IDFA Seeks Nominations for the 2020 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) announced today that nominations are now being accepted for the 22nd Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year, an annual award co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Herd Management magazine.
  • July 25, 2019

    IDFA Announces Inaugural NextGen Leadership Class, Prepares Future Leaders for Dairy Industry

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced the roster of the inaugural NextGen Leadership Class, a group of 13 up-and-coming professionals in the dairy industry who have been identified by their companies as tomorrow’s industry leaders.
  • July 15, 2019

    IDFA and the Dairy Industry Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Release of New Ice Cream Data and Trends

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the dairy industry are celebrating July as National Ice Cream Month with a month of activity culminating with National Ice Cream Day on July 21, 2019.
  • July 09, 2019

    IDFA Announces Dairy Forum 2020: The Power of Dairy

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is pleased to announce that registration for Dairy Forum 2020 opens today.
  • July 08, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes Jennifer Martin, Director of External and Member Communications, and Michael Goodin, Manager of Multimedia and Digital Content

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Jennifer Martin director, external and member communications, and Michael Goodin manager, multimedia and digital content, within the executive and strategic communications department. The positions are new and will focus on promoting and extending IDFA’s communications and reputation management activities with and for IDFA members and the broader dairy and food industries.
  • June 27, 2019

    IDFA Recognizes Dairy Companies for Outstanding Achievements in Worker Safety

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today recognizes 45 dairy companies for their outstanding achievements in worker safety in 2019 with the IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Award. This is the sixteenth year that IDFA has sponsored this program, highlighting the outstanding workplace safety achievements of U.S. dairy companies.
  • United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
    June 11, 2019

    More than 960 Food & Ag Groups Urge Congressional Ratification of USMCA

    Today, organizations representing U.S. food and agriculture including the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) called on members of Congress to swiftly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
  • June 10, 2019

    Dairy Farmers, Industry to Congress: Help Us by Passing USMCA

    The U.S. dairy industry is urging Congress to quickly ratify the U.S.-Mexico- Canada Agreement (USMCA) with an outreach campaign highlighting the importance of the agreement to the success of America’s dairy farmers and manufacturers.
  • June 06, 2019

    New Economic Analysis of U.S. Dairy Industry Shows $620 Billion in Economic Impact and 3 Million+ Jobs

    In honor of National Dairy Month, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today launched an updated version of its popular economic impact tool, Dairy Delivers®, which measures the combined impact of the dairy products industry at the national, state and Congressional district levels across the United States. Updated for the first time since 2017, Dairy Delivers® is the most comprehensive and current analysis of how the production and marketing of all dairy products—milk, ice cream, cheese, butter, yogurt and cultured products, and ingredients like protein powders and whey—positively affect the U.S. economy. Data include direct and indirect measures of output, wages, jobs, state and national GDP, and contributions to taxes at the local, state and national levels.
  • June 05, 2019

    NMPF, IDFA Commend Introduction of Bipartisan School Milk Nutrition Act

    The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today offered their strong support for a bipartisan bill to codify into law current milk varieties that schools may offer and reaffirm the long-standing requirement that milk served in schools be fully consistent with the most recent version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
  • May 23, 2019

    IDFA Applauds New Round of Trade Mitigation Measures by USDA, Including Payments and Purchases to Benefit the Dairy Industry

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced up to $16 billion in relief to U.S. agriculture as retaliatory tariffs from trading partners continue to disrupt U.S. export activity. International Dairy Foods Association president and CEO Michael Dykes, D.V.M., commended the announcement and appealed to the Administration to continue to focus on growing food and agricultural exports for dairy and other agriculture products.
  • May 06, 2019

    68 Food and Ag Groups and Companies Urge Congress to Pass US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

    A group of 67 food and agriculture associations and companies sent a letter today to Congressional leadership and all 535 Congressional offices strongly urging lawmakers to vote to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Groups and companies from across the food and agriculture spectrum underscored that the new agreement includes important improvements that will enable food and agriculture to trade more fairly, and to expand exports of American agricultural products to Canada and Mexico, respectively. Furthermore, the letter stated, a recent analysis of the USMCA by the International Trade Commission (ITC) found the deal to be a boon for the U.S. economy, raising U.S. GDP by $68.2 billion and pumping an additional $2.2 billion, or 1.1%, into the U.S. economy through increases in agricultural and food exports.
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