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Feb 13, 2017, 10:45 ET Dairy, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Raise New Canadian Milk Pricing Scheme Issue in Meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

The U.S. dairy sector is urging President Donald Trump to discuss Canada's protectionist milk pricing policy during Monday's meeting with Prime...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:07 ET IDFA Statement on President-Elect's Nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

The International Dairy Foods Association released the following statement by Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO, on the decision by...


Jan 18, 2017, 20:14 ET JUST ANNOUNCED: Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning is Confirmed as Keynote Speaker for Inaugural ProFood Tech Conference

Five-time National Football League (NFL) MVP Peyton Manning will give the keynote speech at the first-ever ProFood Tech Conference Program, led by...


Jan 12, 2017, 11:01 ET Dairy Farmer and Dairy Foods Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards

New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement today from the International Dairy Foods...


Jan 11, 2017, 17:13 ET Canada's Protectionist Policies Will Harm U.S. Economy, Dairy Groups Tell President-Elect Trump

U.S. dairy organizations and the state departments of agriculture across the country today told President-elect Donald Trump that Canada's existing...


Dec 16, 2016, 14:32 ET Dairy Organizations Applaud Congressional Letter to FDA Asking for Stricter Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards

A new congressional effort to prod federal regulators to crack down on the inappropriate labeling of products designed to imitate milk drew support...


Oct 11, 2016, 11:50 ET Economic Study Shows Billions of Dollars in Losses to U.S. Dairy Industry Under Abusive EU Geographical Indications Policies

Surrendering to a European Union (EU) seizure of common food names would cost the U.S. dairy industry billions of dollars, slash domestic cheese...


Sep 12, 2016, 13:50 ET Dairy Groups Across the Globe Urge Trade Officials to Challenge New Protectionist Dairy Policy in Canada

 Dairy organizations in the United States, Australia, the European Union, Mexico and New Zealand today issued a joint letter to their...


Aug 31, 2016, 17:00 ET Michael Dykes, Longtime Government Affairs Strategist, Policy Expert and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, to Lead IDFA

 The International Dairy Foods Association has selected Michael D. Dykes, D.V.M., to replace Connie Tipton, president and CEO of IDFA. Dykes,...


Jul 29, 2016, 17:17 ET IDFA Commends President Obama for Signing GMO Disclosure Bill into Law

 The International Dairy Foods Association today applauded President Barack Obama for signing into law a landmark agreement that protects...


Jul 14, 2016, 13:45 ET IDFA Commends Congress for Passing GMO Disclosure Bill

 The International Dairy Foods Association commended Congress for taking quick action to pass S. 764, the bipartisan legislation authored by...


Jul 08, 2016, 10:18 ET IDFA Statement on the U.S. Senate Vote to Pass GMO Disclosure Bill

 The International Dairy Foods Association released the following statement on last night's vote in the Senate to pass S. 764, the bipartisan...


Jun 24, 2016, 14:26 ET IDFA Commends Senate Agriculture Leaders for Bipartisan Agreement on GMO Labeling, Urges Congress to Take Swift Action

The International Dairy Foods Association yesterday commended Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) for finalizing a bipartisan...


May 20, 2016, 12:29 ET Statement on International Trade Commission Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

 The International Dairy Foods Association today released the following statement in response to the International Trade Commission (ITC)...


May 09, 2016, 13:33 ET White House Asked to Challenge WHO Proposal Discouraging Dairy for Children up to Age 3

 The U.S. dairy industry today urged the White House to challenge a World Health Organization (WHO) proposal that would discourage the...


Apr 25, 2016, 12:09 ET Dairy Groups Thank Senators for Urging Action on Agricultural Issues in Trade Agreement with Europe

The dairy industry today praised a bipartisan group of 26 senators for urging U.S. negotiators to address the needs of agriculture –...


Mar 01, 2016, 13:37 ET IDFA Commends Senate Ag Committee for Approving National Labeling Bill for Bioengineered Products

The International Dairy Foods Association commended the members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, especially Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS), for...


Feb 19, 2016, 18:22 ET IDFA Praises Introduction of GMO Labeling Bill and Applauds Chairman Pat Roberts for His Leadership

 The International Dairy Foods Association today praised legislation proposed by Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts that would create a...


Jan 25, 2016, 12:46 ET IDFA Transition Team Launches Search for New CEO

 The International Dairy Foods Association's (IDFA) board of directors has formed a transition committee that will be tasked with finding a...


Jan 25, 2016, 12:06 ET Connie Tipton, IDFA CEO and President, Bids Farewell to Dairy

 Connie Tipton, the president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and longtime voice of dairy foods companies in...


Jan 20, 2016, 11:21 ET IDFA and NMPF Commend Senate Action on Child Nutrition Legislation

The Senate Agriculture Committee today approved legislation to enhance the quality of nutrition in federal feeding programs, including provisions...


Jan 07, 2016, 13:44 ET JOINT STATEMENT: Government's 2015 Dietary Guidelines Affirms Role of Dairy Foods in Healthy Eating Patterns

The final version of the 2015 federal Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) affirms the vital, unrivaled contribution made by dairy foods, and...


Dec 18, 2015, 12:48 ET IDFA Applauds Repeal of COOL in Omnibus Spending Bill

 The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives and the...


Dec 01, 2015, 17:34 ET NMPF, IDFA Applaud Inclusion of Milk Hauling Amendment to Transportation Bill

 The National Milk Producers Federation and International Dairy Foods Association praise Congress for its decision today to include in a...


Nov 03, 2015, 11:08 ET More than 70 Leading Agriculture Organizations Call on Congress to Pass the 'SAFE Trucking Act'

More than 70 of the nation's leading food and agriculture associations – including the American Farm Bureau, American Fruit and Vegetable...