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IDFA Vision for the Future

IDFA in 2021 completed a pre-competitive strategic planning process led by IDFA members to determine...

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OSHA COVID-19 Update – How the “Re-Opening” Impacts Dairy’s Compliance

With the health and safety of their workers a top priority, dairy companies face changing COVID-19 w...

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IDFA Policy Priorities for the Biden Transition Teams

On Nov. 23, 2020, IDFA leadership shared our short- and medium-term policy priorities with President...

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IDFA Essential Worker Poll, Conducted by Morning Consult

More than three-quarters of Republican, Democrat and Independent voters support extending temporary....

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Morning Consult – IDFA National Tracking Poll on Fluid Milk Preferences

IDFA partnered with Morning Consult to conduct a national tracking poll of 2,200 Americans to better...

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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...

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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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Yogurt & Cultured Innovation Conference

IDFA’s Yogurt & Cultured Innovation Conference is a dynamic, information-rich meeting focused ex...

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