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  • Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director, accepts award at Fastest 50 presentation last week in Chicago.
    May 29, 2014

    International Dairy Show Earns High Honors for Exceptional Growth

    The 2013 International Dairy Show recently earned a coveted spot on Trade Show Executive’s 2014 Fastest 50, a list of the fastest-growing U.S. trade shows, for growth in number of attendees. In addition, the Dairy Show and its co-location partner, PROCESS EXPO, ranked second on EXPO Magazine’s list of Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows.
  • May 28, 2014

    Statement on TPP Negotiations

    IDFA and four other organizations – the National Association of Wheat Growers, the National Pork Producers Council, the USA Rice Federation and the U.S. Wheat Associates – issued a statement urging U.S. negotiators to push Japan to provide meaningful agricultural market access in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. “Failing that, the alternative is suspending negotiations with Japan for now and concluding a truly comprehensive agreement with those TPP partners that are willing to meet the originally contemplated level of ambition,” the statement said.
  • Katie Mason of HP Hood, LLC, and Angela Spihlman of SensoryEffects Flavor Systems pose with their awards.
    May 21, 2014

    Cucumber Dill Cottage Cheese, Caramel Apple Flavored Milk Named ‘Most Innovative’ in 2014 Dairy Products Contest

    Two new milk and cultured dairy products – Cucumber Dill Cottage Cheese and Caramel Apple Flavored Milk – earned the awards for most innovative dairy products this week at IDFA’s Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference in Indianapolis. The annual Most Innovative Dairy Products Competition is sponsored by TIC Gums, a leader in advanced texture and stabilization solutions for food and beverage companies.
  • May 15, 2014

    177 House Members Urge the Obama Administration to Remove EU Trade Barriers Hampering U.S. Dairy Industry

    A bipartisan group of 177 members of the U.S. House of Representatives today urged the Obama administration to use the transatlantic trade talks with the European Union (EU) to address a variety of export barriers hampering the U.S. dairy industry. Among the barriers are the EU’s recent efforts to prevent U.S. companies from using common food names like parmesan and feta in export markets, including the EU, and even in the U.S. domestic market.
  • April 16, 2014

    Publix, SensoryEffects and Wells Enterprises Take Top Honors at IDFA's Annual Ice Cream Flavor Contest

    Banana pudding, lemon poppy pound cake and Greek yogurt with strawberries and granola were judged to be the most innovative ice cream flavors at the International Dairy Foods Association's Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Contest. The competition showcases the creativity of U.S. ice cream and frozen dessert makers.
  • April 09, 2014

    IDFA Commends Reps. Pompeo and Butterfield for Bill to Establish Federal Standard for Voluntary GMO Labeling

    The International Dairy Foods Association applauds the introduction today of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, which would establish a federal standard for voluntary labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • March 27, 2014

    IDFA and NMPF Urge Congress to Reject New Legislation Allowing Interstate Sales of Unpasteurized Milk

    IDFA and the National Milk Producers Federation expressed their opposition to legislation introduced in Congress that would allow the interstate sales of raw milk. The associations urged lawmakers to reject the “Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014,” which would repeal a long-standing ban on the sales of unpasteurized milk across state lines.
  • February 26, 2014

    Sweetener Users Welcome USDA Under Secretary’s Remarks on Sugar Policy, TPP; Continue to Call for Policy Reform

    The prospects for U.S. sugar policy and opportunities offered by the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership were just a few of the topics covered this week at the 2014 International Sweetener Colloquium at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.
  • February 26, 2014

    New Campaign Celebrates Everyday Moments of Accomplishment and Enjoyment; Encourages Americans to “Milk Life”

    America's milk companies today launched a new multi-million dollar, cross-platform campaign designed to reinforce how milk’s many nutritional benefits – including high-quality protein – can help power the potential of every day. The new “Milk Life” campaign spotlights everyday moments of accomplishment, achievement and enjoyment.
  • February 19, 2014

    Call for Entries: 2014 Dairy Industry Safety Awards

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 IDFA Continues to Build Awareness of Leading Indicators (Washington, D.C. – February 19, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association is now accepting applications for the 10th annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards, a program that honors facilities for outstanding worker safety performance. Building on changes made to the application process last year, IDFA will continue to request information on leading indicators about worker safety to monitor the actions or activities that companies have in place to prevent negative events or incidents, such as lost workday injuries or illnesses. Most safety and health experts believe that monitoring ...
  • February 06, 2014

    IDFA and NMPF Urge South Dakota Lawmakers to Reject State Legislation Easing Regulations of Sales of Unpasteurized Milk

    Contacts:Peggy Armstrong, IDFA, (202) 220-3508Christopher Galen, NMPF, (703) 243-6111 (Washington, D.C. – February 6, 2014) Due to the significant public health risks associated with the consumption of raw milk, the two organizations representing the nation’s dairy farmers and dairy companies jointly urged state lawmakers in South Dakota to reject efforts easing regulations surrounding raw milk sales directly to consumers. In a letter sent Wednesday to South Dakota state senators, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation said that the risks inherent in raw dairy products are not worth any purported benefits to either consumers or producers ...
  • February 06, 2014

    IDFA Joins Coalition to Advocate for a Federal GMO Labeling Solution

    Contact: Peggy Armstrongparmstrong@idfa.org202-220-3509 Legislation Needed to Protect Consumers by Eliminating Confusion and Advancing Food Safety (Washington, D.C. – February 6, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association today announced that it has joined the newly formed Coalition for Safe Affordable Food ( and is urging Congress to quickly enact federal standards for the labeling of food and beverage products made with ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). "Dairy companies are committed to providing consumers a wide array of nutritious products along with the information they are looking for on our product labels," said Connie Tipton, president and CEO of IDFA. ...
  • February 05, 2014

    International Dairy Show awarded Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award, Shares Exciting Updates for 2015

    Contact: Robin 737-4332 (Washington, D.C. – February 5, 2014) Dairy industry suppliers and processors attended the International Dairy Show Advisory Committee meeting during Dairy Forum 2014 last month to discuss plans for the 2015 International Dairy Show in Chicago. Representatives from more than 25 exhibiting companies and IDFA board members learned about continued enhancements for the 2015 show and heard IDFA's exciting new ideas for promoting this and future shows. Increased and enhanced on-floor activities continue to be an area of emphasis for 2015, including: Increased on-floor education in iDairy Show theater and programming with larger set and more ...
  • February 02, 2014

    IDFA Offers Side-by-Side Comparison of Dairy Programs in 2014 and 2008 Farm Bills

    President Barack Obama signed the Farm Bill at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., on Feb. 7. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) IDFA has prepared a comparison of the dairy programs contained in the 2008 Farm Bill and the 2014 version. Members may login below to view the comparison.
  • January 30, 2014

    Milk Source, LLC, of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Named 2014 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year

    Contact: Marti Pupillo 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2014) Milk Source, LLC, a dairy operation located in Kaukauna, Wis., was named the 2014 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year during an awards ceremony this week at the International Dairy Foods Association's Dairy Forum in Palm Desert, Calif. The award, co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Today magazine, recognizes U.S. dairy producers that apply creativity, excellence and forward thinking to achieve greater on-farm productivity and improved milk marketing. Milk Source earned two nominations, one from Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Ben Brancel and another from David Crass and Anna Wildeman, attorneys ...
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