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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...

Jan 27, 2014, 20:03 ET

IDFA Commends Farm Bill Conferees for Reaching Compromise on Historic Reform of U.S. Dairy Policies

Statement by Jerry Slominski, IDFA Senior Vice President for Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy  "IDFA commends the Farm Bill...

Jan 10, 2014, 17:19 ET

IDFA Urges Bipartisan Support and Quick Action on Trade Promotion Authority Bill

 The International Dairy Foods Association urges members of Congress to move quickly to pass the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014 that was...

Oct 02, 2013, 17:47 ET

Dairy Foods Companies Join Forces to Oppose Milk Production Controls

Urge Legislators to Adopt Compromise Producer Safety Net Twenty-eight dairy manufacturers, including some of the largest food companies in the...

Sep 23, 2013, 17:30 ET

Food Manufacturers and Retailers Support Compromise Dairy Title

Letter to Senators Stabenow and Cochran Opposes Senate-Passed Policy that Raises Dairy Prices Food manufacturer, restaurant and retailer...

Jul 30, 2013, 17:27 ET

IDFA Seeks Entries for 2013 Innovations Awards

Winners To Be Announced at International Dairy Show This Fall The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has announced that the IDFA...

Jul 23, 2013, 15:28 ET

Vanilla Remains Top Ice Cream Flavor with Americans

Vanilla wins the popular vote among Americans as the favorite ice cream flavor for a second year in a row, and premium ice cream is a top seller...

Jul 11, 2013, 17:10 ET

Statement of Jerry Slominski, IDFA Senior Vice President of Legislative and Economic Affairs, On House Farm Bill Vote

"Today's passage of the Farm Bill by the House of Representatives brings us one step closer to historic dairy policy reform and proves that we can...

Jul 11, 2013, 14:39 ET

IDFA: Ice Cream Photo Contest

 There's no better way to cool off this summer than eating a fresh scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor, especially during July, National...

Jun 20, 2013, 13:52 ET

Statement of Jerry Slominski, IDFA Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy, On House Vote on Goodlatte-Scott Amendment

 "IDFA commends the House of Representatives for voting, 291-135, to reform our dairy policies by establishing a new and expanded revenue...

Jun 17, 2013, 15:53 ET

The 31st Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party

The following was released today by International Dairy Foods Association: The 31st Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party is eagerly...