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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 01, 2019

    Decadent Flavor Combinations Steal the Show at Annual National Ice Cream Contest

    Bourbon, berries with brandy, chocolate mudslide, cinnamon bun and bananas dominated the pack in this year’s annual Ice Cream Technology Conference presented by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). Each year, the IDFA competition brings together new and soon-to-be-released flavors from small and large U.S. ice cream makers and flavorings suppliers, and has become the top destination for companies testing bold and unique flavors. The 2019 contest was held at the St. Petersburg Resort and attracted more than 145 ice cream industry professionals and 35 flavor entries over the two-day event—including two dairy-free frozen desserts from Beyond Better Foods and Kerry that took home the top honors.
  • April 19, 2019

    IDFA to Visit South Dakota to Highlight Dairy’s Growing Impact on State Economy, Convene Leaders to Focus on Expanding Trade

    Top leadership from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) will travel to Milbank, S.D. on Wednesday, April 24, to highlight the dairy industry’s growing economic impact in the state of South Dakota and join leaders from government and business calling for passage of trade deals and agreements critical to U.S. food and agriculture interests. Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the IDFA, will join Senator John Thune, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Kim Vanneman, and professional staff for Senator Mike Rounds, at the newly expanded Valley Queen Cheese Company in Milbank. The group will convene dairy industry leaders from the Northern United States in a tour of the new Valley Queen Cheese facility, and then participate in a roundtable discussion focused on legislative and regulatory issues impacting U.S. food, including pending trade agreements and negotiations, labor and immigration, and geographical indications (GIs), among others.
  • April 18, 2019

    New ITC Report Calls U.S. Dairy a Winner in North American Trade Deal

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) hailed a new report released today by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that assesses the likely impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the U.S. economy and industry sectors. The ITC report estimates that USMCA would raise U.S. GDP by $68.2 billion, pumping an additional $2.2 billion or 1.1 percent into the U.S. economy through increases in agricultural and food exports.
  • Matt Herrick
    April 01, 2019

    IDFA Names Matt Herrick to New Role as SVP, Executive and Strategic Communications

    The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Matt Herrick to the new position of senior vice president, executive and strategic communications. In this role, Herrick will be responsible for leading all of IDFA’s communications and reputation management activities, with a particular focus on promoting and extending the IDFA brand to support the growth of dairy in the United States and around the world. Herrick will also integrate a broad range of activities to position the association and its executives as thought leaders in the dairy industry and the broader food and beverage sector.
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