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Nov 13, 2017, 11:51 ET IDFA Names Thomas Wojno Senior Vice President of Innovation and Member Advancement

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Thomas Wojno to a newly created position as senior vice president of innovation and...


Sep 28, 2017, 20:21 ET U.S. Dairy Industry Cautions Japan to Respect Current Trade Relationships During Review of EU's List of Geographical Indications for Foods

Japan's agriculture officials must respect current market access between Japan and its trading partners, including the United States, when...


Sep 21, 2017, 17:53 ET Geographical Indications in New EU-Canada Trade Agreement Violate International Trade Commitments

The European Union-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was provisionally implemented today. Of deep concern to the U.S. dairy...


Jul 17, 2017, 21:18 ET Key Dairy Priorities Included in Administration's Renegotiation Objectives for NAFTA

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, issued the following statement regarding the objectives for...


Jul 01, 2017, 13:58 ET Vanilla Reigns Supreme; Chocolate Flavors Dominate in Top Five Ice Cream Favorites Among Americans

While vanilla ice cream continues to reign supreme as America's favorite, chocolate-filled flavors dominate the top five bestselling ice...


Jun 13, 2017, 14:19 ET IDFA Appreciates FDA Extension on Nutrition Facts Label Compliance

The International Dairy Foods Association appreciates the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announced intention to extend the...


Jun 12, 2017, 19:39 ET IDFA Urges NAFTA Negotiators to Maintain Market Access to Mexico, Peel Back Protectionist Policies in Canada

Maintaining the U.S. dairy industry's export market in Mexico is the number one priority for the International Dairy Foods Association when U.S....


May 30, 2017, 17:42 ET Tony Eberhard, Hill Veteran and Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Sen. John Hoeven, Joins IDFA

Tony Eberhard, the former deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), joined the International Dairy Foods...


May 18, 2017, 18:15 ET Dairy Industry Welcomes Swift Action by USTR Lighthizer to Launch NAFTA Modernization Efforts

The U.S. dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan...


May 11, 2017, 15:54 ET IDFA Welcomes the Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative

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


May 01, 2017, 19:39 ET Dairy Industry Applauds USDA Secretary Perdue for Supporting School Milk Options

Dairy leaders thanked newly confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for recognizing the important role school milk plays in ensuring...


Apr 13, 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...


Apr 05, 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...


Mar 22, 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...


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...