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May 21, 2015, 12:59 ET

Dairy Groups Praise Diplomatic Struggle against Additional Restrictions on Common Food Names

The dairy industry today praised U.S. representatives to a key international meeting for leading the fight against treaty changes that could...

May 18, 2015, 16:31 ET

U.S. Dairy Companies Urge Congress to Act Now to Reform COOL and Protect American Jobs

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) final ruling today against the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule will cause severe economic harm to...

Apr 24, 2015, 12:38 ET

IDFA Applauds House and Senate Committees for Advancing Trade Promotion Authority Bill

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today released the following statement in response to the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways...

Apr 22, 2015, 18:30 ET

Consumer Protection, Taxpayer Groups and Small Business Trade Associations Urge USDA to Review Federal Milk Marketing Orders

Consumer protection, taxpayer watchdog groups and small business trade associations joined national and state-based small business associations in...

Apr 16, 2015, 16:57 ET

IDFA Supports Bipartisan TPA Legislation; Urges Quick Passage

 The International Dairy Foods Association applauded the introduction today of the "Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and...

Apr 06, 2015, 14:42 ET

Congress Seeks a Positive Market-Access Outcome for U.S. Dairy in Pacific Trade Pact

 The dairy industry today praised the more than 75 House members who have urged the Obama Administration to...

Mar 25, 2015, 14:21 ET

IDFA Applauds Introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation that will create a national,...

Mar 19, 2015, 14:56 ET

U.S. Dairy Groups Join Australia & New Zealand in Call for Ambitious Outcome in Trans-Pacific Partnership

The national dairy organizations of the United States, Australia and New Zealand today issued a joint letter to their respective trade and...

Jan 21, 2015, 13:15 ET

Dairy Processors Commend President's Remarks on TPA and U.S. Trade Agreements

 The International Dairy Foods Association, representing 550 dairy foods companies and their suppliers, issued the following statement in...

Jan 14, 2015, 16:03 ET

A Dairy Forum First: IDFA and Dairy Foods Magazine Aim to Broaden Audience with Live Broadcasts

 For the first time in the 30-year history of Dairy Forum, the industry's premier annual meeting, the International Dairy Foods Association and...

Dec 19, 2014, 18:31 ET

U.S. Dairy Industry Praises Outcome of Talks with China on Cheese Name Issue

The U.S. dairy industry today applauded a commitment to stronger protections for common food names resulting from just-concluded trade talks with...

Oct 28, 2014, 17:32 ET

U.S. Dairy Manufacturers Call for Replacement of Japan's Import System

 In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the International Dairy Foods...

Sep 29, 2014, 16:53 ET

U.S. Dairy Industry Decries Market Barriers Raised in EU-Canada Trade Deal

 The text of the European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) released at the end of last week contains provisions...

Jul 09, 2014, 20:06 ET

IDFA Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Darci Vetter as New Ag Chief at USTR

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) commends members of the U.S. Senate for confirming Darci Vetter to replace Islam Siddiqui as chief...

Jun 16, 2014, 16:18 ET
J. David Carlin Named Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs for IDFA. (PRNewsFoto/International Dairy Foods...)

International Dairy Foods Association Names J. David Carlin Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs

 The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named J. David Carlin to the position of senior vice president of legislative affairs. In...

Jun 11, 2014, 18:05 ET

Andrei Mikhalevsky, President and CEO of California Dairies, Inc., Calls for Expanding Trade for U.S. Agriculture and Eliminating Export Barriers

 Andrei Mikhalevsky, president and CEO of California Dairies, Inc., testified today before members of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and...

May 15, 2014, 16:11 ET

177 House Members Urge the Obama Administration To Remove EU Trade Barriers Hampering U.S. Dairy Industry

 The following is being released by the International Dairy Foods Association, National Milk Producers Federation, and U.S. Dairy Export...

Apr 09, 2014, 17:53 ET

IDFA Commends Reps. Pompeo and Butterfield for Bill to Establish Federal Standard for Voluntary GMO Labeling

 The International Dairy Foods Association applauds the introduction today of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, which would...

Mar 11, 2014, 19:35 ET

IDFA Commends Senators Call for Push Back Against EU Efforts to Restrict Common Cheese Names

"IDFA commends the 55 U.S. senators who have taken a strong stance against the European Union's efforts to hinder our use of common food...

Feb 06, 2014, 16:44 ET

IDFA and NMPF Urge South Dakota Lawmakers to Reject State Legislation Easing Regulations of Sales of Unpasteurized Milk

 Due to the significant public health risks associated with the consumption of raw milk, the two organizations representing the nation's dairy...