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Polling of WIC Participants on Proposed Cuts to Dairy Benefits by Morning Consult (March 2024)

Polling of 815 WIC participants shows growing concern among participants for USDA’s proposal to cut milk and dairy benefits. Program participants say these cuts would make their shopping for milk and...

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2024 State of Women in Dairy Report

Download the report.Members can download the full report via the link below. IDFA’s first annual Sta...

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Morning Consult Polling: Parents Want Whole and 2% Milk Options Reinstated in School Meals

For 12 years, students in U.S. public schools have not been able to access the milk varieties that they...

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IDFA Member Sustainability Survey

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) in partnership with McKinsey and Company surveyed IDFA...

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Ice Cream & Frozen Novelty Trends Survey - June 2022

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has partnered once again with Research America, Inc. t...

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IDFA Membership Briefing - June 2021

IDFA presents the June 2021 Membership Briefing to learn the many ways IDFA is working to make a differ...

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Dairy Is a Dynamic Business – Are Your Cost Standards Dynamic Enough To Keep Up?

Modern manufacturing enterprises need to be agile and operate in a manner where they can adapt to cu...

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Feeling Good: The Future of the $1.5 Trillion Wellness Market

The concept of wellness has been around for a long time. These days, consumers view wellness through a...

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The Dairy Download: Season 3, Episode 1: Trade Talk

U.S. dairy exports hit an all-time high in 2020, reaching 2.4 million metric tons. With those number...

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Dairy Risk Management Academy

The dairy business is inherently volatile. Markets swing as often as the weather changes, and disrup...

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The Dairy Download: Season 2, Episode 9: We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Temperatures are warming up. Time for flip flops, swimming pools and your favorite frozen treat. In....

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Turning High Potentials into Successful Leaders: The Missing Link In Leadership Development & C-Suite Succession Planning

Leadership Development is hard. Accordingly to recent research 66% of companies invest in programs t...

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Water Management Best Practices

Effective management of water is becoming increasingly critical for dairy processors as the cost for in...

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The Dairy Download: Season 2, Episode 8: Cheesehead Dreaming

As the world’s cheese capital, Wisconsin is home to more than 600 varieties of wheels, sticks, slice...

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Smart Dairy Evolution: Concept to Reality

We are in the midst of an exciting, new global industrial revolution, sometimes referred to as indus...

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Season 2, Episode 7: Going With the Grain: A Look at Renewable Fuels & Grain Markets

Booming exports and dwindling stocks. Rising inflation and increased ethanol use. In the latest epis...

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Role of Environmental Monitoring in Assuring Safety of Milk and Dairy Products

Incidence of foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls are too common despite efforts of the food indu...

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