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  • September 18, 2011

    Proposed Dairy Policy May Cause Neediest To Go Without Nutritious Dairy Products

    Taxpayers Would Pay More, Get Less Return (Washington, D.C., September 18, 2011) A new study of the impacts of proposed dairy policy legislation on federal nutrition programs has found millions of dollars in hidden costs. Behind typical estimates of the price of the National Milk Producers Federation's Foundation for the Future dairy policy proposal are large and unintended additional taxpayer costs, reductions in the effectiveness of federal nutrition programs, and reduced access to the programs for low-income women and children. The study, commissioned by the International Dairy Foods Association and conducted by a Ph.D. economist at M + R Strategic ...
  • September 07, 2011

    International Dairy Show to Feature Dairy and Beverage Bar

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder (202) 220-3562 jroeder@idfa.org Offering Latest in Healthier Dairy Products, Reformulated Flavored Milk (Washington, D.C. – September 7, 2011) From the latest in lower-calorie flavored milk to reduced-sodium cheeses and frozen novelties, the Dairy and Beverage Bar at the 2011 International Dairy Show will showcase new and reformulated “good for you” products. The International Dairy Show, presented by the International Dairy Foods Association, will take place September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. “To meet the demands of health-conscious consumers, dairy companies have reduced sodium in cheeses, reformulated flavored milk, expanded selections in the rapidly growing ...
  • August 31, 2011

    IDFA Refutes Recent Assertion by NMPF on Dairy Policy

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong parmstrong@idfa.org (202) 220- 3508 IDFA Holds Fast to Economic Models Showing Milk Supply Control Would Hurt Exports and American Jobs (Washington, D.C. – August 29, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) takes strong exception to assertions made by the National Milk Producers Federation regarding the impact of proposed dairy policy reform on exports. NMPF claims that eliminating the Dairy Product Price Support Program will provide more incentive for exports. However, economic models show that the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP), included in draft legislation offered for discussion by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), would have significantly lowered U.S dairy ...
  • August 17, 2011

    Ingredients, Flavorings and Seasonings Pavilion at International Dairy Show to Feature Cooking Demonstrations, Specialty Happy Hours

    (Washington, D.C. - August 17, 2011) The latest in flavor-enhancing ingredients, live cooking demonstrations and specialty happy hours are in the lineup for the Ingredients, Flavorings and Seasonings Pavilion at the 2011 International Dairy Show, September 19-21, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Two special happy hours will feature dairy industry veteran David Phillips, now a freelance writer, consultant and director of Cheese and Cheers, a firm that organizes tastings and presentations on beer, wine and cheese. The happy hours will feature the best from New World artisans and craftsmen, along with Old World standards. Phillips will conduct ...
  • August 10, 2011

    Global Dairy Trends to Take Center Stage on Day Three of the International Dairy Show in Atlanta

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) 220-3562jroeder@idfa.org (Washington, D.C. - August 8, 2011) Effective marketing campaigns from around the world, a profile of the ever-changing consumer and a look at why dairy rules the 21st century are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the "International Dairy Trends" Signature Session to be held on Wednesday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. The International Dairy Show, presented by the International Dairy Foods Association, will take place September 19-21 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. "Consumer demand and nutrition trends are changing the way we develop, package and market dairy and ...
  • July 21, 2011

    International Dairy Show Partners with Brasil Alimenta International Week

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) 220-3562jroeder@idfa.org (Washington, D.C. - July 21, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced that the International Dairy Show has established a promotional partnership with Brasil Alimenta International Week, allowing each trade show to endorse the other. "We are very happy to increase our international network and partner with Brasil Alimenta International Week on cross promotion of our mutual trade shows," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. "It is our goal to work closely with many trade associations and international shows to expand our global reach." As part of the co-promotional agreement, IDFA will be attending ...
  • July 19, 2011

    Global Water Scarcity: What Dairy Companies Need to Know

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder (202) 220-3562 jroeder@idfa.org Exciting New Signature Session to Debut at International Dairy Show (Washington, D.C. - July 19, 2011) Continued population growth, increasing pollution and changing climate conditions have created the potential for unprecedented water scarcity in coming years, according to prominent environmental scientists, international organizations and business consultants. Recent headlines and a myriad of new publications urge immediate action, saying that business as usual is not a real option. These alarming predictions about the availability of and access to abundant supplies of fresh water prompted the dairy industry to take a deeper look into what farmers and ...
  • July 15, 2011

    Celebrate National Ice Cream Day Sunday, July 17

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong parmstrong@idfa.org (202) 220-3508 (Washington, D.C. - July 15, 2011) The International Ice Cream Association encourages consumers to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, by enjoying one of America's favorite treats. July is National Ice Cream Month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States ...
  • July 13, 2011

    Dairy Proposal Includes New Taxes and Policies That Negatively Impact Job Growth

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong parmstrong@idfa.org(202) 220-3508 Statement by Connie Tipton, President and CEO, International Dairy Foods Association (Washington, D.C. - July 13, 2011) The following statement can be attributed to IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton regarding draft legislation related to dairy policy that was circulated today by Rep. Collin Peterson, ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. "We are disappointed that Rep. Collin Peterson is circulating draft legislation that clearly would take the dairy industry in the wrong direction. Instead of encouraging job growth and reducing regulation on an already overregulated industry, the discussion draft would impose new and intrusive government ...
  • July 06, 2011

    Dairy Processors Welcome Agreement on Pilot Trucking Program with Mexico

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong(202) 220-3508parmstrong@idfa.org (Washington, D.C. - July 6, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association hailed today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that a formal agreement on a pilot cross-border trucking program between Mexico and the United States has been signed. The agreement will reduce 50 percent of the tariffs imposed by Mexico on U.S. cheese exports. The tariffs have been in place since last year as a result of the United State's failure to comply with the trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In April IDFA submitted comments to DOT supporting the ...
  • July 06, 2011

    IDFA Launches First Annual Innovations Awards

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) 220-3562jroeder@idfa.org Winners Will Be Announced at International Dairy Show (Washington, D.C. - July 6, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association has launched the first annual Innovations Awards, created to recognize excellence in innovation and technology. The Innovations Awards are open to all companies in the dairy industry, and winners will be announced at the 2011 International Dairy Show, which will be held September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. "This is a great way for exhibitors to bring their products and services to the attention of the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade ...
  • June 23, 2011

    U.S. Rights to Export Variety of Cheeses to Korea Upheld

    Contacts:Clemente Santiago, U.S. Dairy Export Council(703) 528-3049, csantiago@usdec.orgChris Galen, National Milk Producers Federation(703) 243-6111, cgalen@nmpf.orgPeggy Armstrong, IDFA(202) 220-3508, parmstrong@idfa.org The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) welcome the release by the U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) today of letters between USTR and the South Korean government, which contain important clarifications regarding the ability of U.S. cheese manufacturers to continuing shipping to Korea a wide variety of cheeses of importance to the U.S. dairy industry. Korea is currently the No. 2 export market for U.S. cheese. The text of the ...
  • June 22, 2011

    IDFA Announces Product Development and Nutrition Educational Sessions for International Dairy Show

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder jroeder@idfa.org (202) 220-3562 (Washington, D.C. - June 22, 2011) From the promise provided by new sweeteners appropriate for dairy foods to methods for reducing sodium in cheese, the International Dairy Show will offer a series of programs on product development and nutrition during its morning educational sessions. The International Dairy Show will take place September 19-21, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. "Attendees will be able to explore the newest products, the latest consumer research and solutions to the most challenging nutrition-related issues facing the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. ...
  • June 08, 2011

    International Dairy Show to Feature Specialty Pavilions

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) 220-3562jroeder@idfa.org(Washington, D.C. - June 8, 2011) The International Dairy Show will feature several pavilions to provide the dairy industry with the latest research and information on food additives and enhancements, food safety and traceability, and processing and packaging. The International Dairy Show will take place September 19-21, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. "There will be live demonstrations and products to sample, along with educational sessions," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. "With the growing demand for new flavors, changing food safety regulations and new packaging innovations entering the market daily, attendees will ...
  • June 08, 2011

    Call for Nominations: 2012 Innovative Dairy Farmer of Year Award

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 mpupillo@idfa.org (Washington, D.C. - June 8, 2011) Nominations are now being accepted for the title of the Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year, an annual award co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Today magazine. The winner will be honored at the 2012 Dairy Forum, January 15-18 at the La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta, Calif. The deadline for nominations is September 19, 2011, and there is no entry fee. The call asks for nominations of active U.S. dairy farms that are improving on-farm efficiency through progressive management practices, production technologies and/or marketing approaches. Nominees will be ...
 
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