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  • 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 ...
  • January 30, 2014

    IDFA Honors Three Outgoing Officers at Dairy Forum with Soaring Eagle Awards

    Contact: Marti 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association presented 2014 Soaring Eagle Awards to three outgoing officers: Mike Nosewicz, vice president, Fresh Dairy, The Kroger Co.; Ed Mullins, executive vice president and CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.; and Jon Davis, president and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc. The awards were presented this week at a special ceremony during IDFA’s Dairy Forum at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. The Soaring Eagle awards recognize the extraordinary service of leaders in the dairy industry and those who have provided ...
  • January 30, 2014

    Robert G. Bush, Chairman Emeritus of Schreiber Foods, Inc., Receives 2014 NCI Laureate Award

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2014) The National Cheese Institute has bestowed its highest honor, the NCI Laureate Award, on Robert G. Bush, chairman emeritus of Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, Wis. NCI Chairman Mike Reidy, who is senior vice president, corporate affairs, Leprino Foods Company, presented the award to Bush this week during a special ceremony at the International Dairy Foods Association's 2014 Dairy Forum in Palm Desert, Calif. The NCI Laureate Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and growth of the cheese industry. A panel of industry professionals ...
  • January 10, 2014

    IDFA Urges Bipartisan Support and Quick Action on Trade Promotion Authority Bill

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marti Pupillo(202) (Washington, D.C. – January 10, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association urges members of Congress to move quickly to pass the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014 that was introduced yesterday by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI). The bill outlines key objectives and requirements aimed at helping Congress and the Executive Branch to work together to advance trade agreements that will create jobs for American workers and growth opportunities for U.S. businesses. The United States is actively pursuing an ambitious set of trade negotiations, including ...
  • November 27, 2013

    Budget Estimates Show Miniscule Differences Between House and Senate Dairy Spending in Farm Bill

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong (202) 220-3508 Farm Voices Continue to Speak Out Against Supply Management (Washington, D.C. – November 27, 2013) While members of Congress, including House and Senate Farm Bill conferees, returned to their home states to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, a large and growing group opposed to the dairy supply management provision included in the Senate version of the Farm Bill continues to press their case. Views on the Farm Bill budget are also impacting the debate. “Both the Senate and House dairy titles reflect a negligible difference in spending, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS),“ stated ...
  • November 13, 2013

    International Dairy Show, PROCESS EXPO Draw Record Attendance

    The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced record attendance at the co-located PROCESS EXPO and International Dairy Show with total combined registration of 19,155. The two events took place November 3-6, 2013, in Chicago's McCormick Place and included a total of 829 exhibiting companies occupying 314,600 net square feet.
  • November 11, 2013

    MILKPEP CEO Vivien Godfrey Resigns

    MilkPEP CONTACT: Donna Armstrong(202) Julia Kadison to Assume Interim Leadership of MilkPEP Program (Washington, D.C. – November 11, 2013) Vivien Godfrey, CEO of the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), has resigned her position to pursue other interests, including the leadership of her two family-owned businesses in London and Florida. She has been at the helm of the fluid milk marketing program for the past five years. Julia Kadison, MilkPEP vice president of marketing, will assume day-to-day oversight of the program effective immediately. Vivien will work with Julia for a short period to ensure a smooth transition. MilkPEP Board Chairman ...
  • November 08, 2013

    International Dairy Foods Association, Animal Agriculture Alliance Announce Winners of Ice Cream Recipe Contest

    IDFA and the Animal Agriculture Alliance recently announced the results of a joint Ice Cream Recipe Contest that aimed to promote the ways consumers are using ice cream in tasty ways at home. The winning recipe, “Piled High Strawberry & Banana Ice Cream Pie,” was submitted by Marisa Raponi, a fitness instructor and mother of three in Ontario, Canada.
  • November 07, 2013

    IDFA Congratulates Winners of Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest at International Dairy Show

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) (Washington, D.C. –November 7, 2013) For almost 100 years, many colleges and universities have sent teams of dairy science students to participate in the annual Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. Teams representing 11 schools traveled to Chicago this year for the 92nd annual contest held in conjunction with the International Dairy Show where the winners were announced on Tuesday. “This two-day contest offers the best dairy foods technology students from around the country an opportunity to test their skills and network with dairy industry professionals,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. “Holding the contest ...
  • November 07, 2013

    IDFA Announces Six Innovations Awards Winners at International Dairy Show in Chicago

    The International Dairy Foods Association announced the winners of the second annual Innovations Awards yesterday at the International Dairy Show in Chicago. One winner was selected in each of five categories – food safety, ingredients/flavorings/seasonings/additives, packaging, processing and sustainability – and attendees voted during the show to select the winner of the Attendee Choice Award. 
  • November 07, 2013

    IDFA Recognizes Dairy Companies, Trucking Operations for Superior Worker Safety

    Contact: Marti Pupillo(202) (Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced the names of 47 dairy company operations that will receive IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates this year. This is the 10th year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights the outstanding worker-safety records of U.S. dairy companies. The awards were on display this week during the International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO at McCormick Place in Chicago. The operations for each nominated company were judged solely on specific data required by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...
  • November 07, 2013

    Associations Welcome 2013-2014 Officers, New Board Members

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong(202) (Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2013) During the fall board meetings held this week, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and its three constituent organizations – the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA) – elected new officers and voted on new board members. Leading each association for the next year will be: IDFA Chair Patricia Stroup, head of procurement, global milk products procurement, Nestle S.A.; IDFA Vice Chair and MIF Chair Jeff Kaneb, executive vice president, HP Hood LLC; IDFA Secretary and IICA Chair Mike Wells, ...
  • November 01, 2013

    International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO Announce 2015 Show Dates

    The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced that the two organizations will continue the successful co-location of their respective trade shows PROCESS EXPO and the International Dairy Show and that the next joint exhibition will take place September 15-18, 2015, in Chicago's McCormick Place.
  • October 23, 2013

    IDFA’s Events for 2013-2014 Emphasize Networking and Professional Development

    Contact:Peggy 220-3508 (Washington, D.C. – October 23, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association has released its schedule of events, conferences and webinars for the balance of 2013 and the spring of 2014. IDFA also issued a call for topics for two spring conferences and announced sponsorship opportunities for several events. International Dairy ShowNovember 3-6, 2013 McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.The International Dairy Show, now co-located with the Food Processing Suppliers Association's PROCESS EXPO, will bring together more than 800 exhibitors and 15,000 industry professionals in the North and South Halls of McCormick Place. Dairy food and beverage processors will see ...
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