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13 Apr, 2017, 14:48 ET Dairy, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Act Immediately to Halt Canada's Continued Disregard of Trade Obligations

The U.S. dairy sector and state agriculture officials today urged President Donald Trump to take immediate action against Canada's repeated and...


05 Apr, 2017, 12:39 ET Canada's Dairy Trade Actions Hurting Rural America

U.S. dairy organizations today urged the Trump Administration to fight back against protectionist Canadian trade policies that are slamming...


22 Mar, 2017, 14:06 ET IDFA President and CEO Urges Congress to Address Risk Management for Milk Processors and Farmers in Testimony before House Agriculture Committee

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), testified today before the House Committee on...


13 Feb, 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...


19 Jan, 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...


18 Jan, 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...


12 Jan, 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...


11 Jan, 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...


16 Dec, 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...


11 Oct, 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...


12 Sep, 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...


31 Aug, 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,...


29 Jul, 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...


14 Jul, 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...


08 Jul, 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...


24 Jun, 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...


20 May, 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)...


09 May, 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...


25 Apr, 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 –...


01 Mar, 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...


19 Feb, 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...


25 Jan, 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...


25 Jan, 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...


20 Jan, 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...


07 Jan, 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...