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Dec 11, 2018, 09:40 ET IDFA Commends Ag Committee Leaders for Farm Bill that Improves Dairy Risk Management, Boosts Milk Consumption

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today commended House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders for releasing the 2018 Farm Bill,...


Nov 30, 2018, 14:08 ET Dairy CEO Calls Signing USMCA Without Lifting Section 232 Tariffs a 'Hollow Victory'

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


Oct 01, 2018, 14:09 ET U.S. Dairy Organizations Thank Trump Administration for Concluding New Trade Agreement with Canada, Mexico

The trade agreement reached last night between the United States and Canada includes the elimination of Canada's Class 7 pricing system and creation...


Jun 13, 2018, 03:21 ET Senate Farm Bill Improves Risk Management for Dairy Pricing, Adds Plan to Boost Milk Consumption

IDFA today commended the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for approving a farm bill, with a 20-to-1 bipartisan vote, that allows for greater access...


May 21, 2018, 05:04 ET New 'Got Jobs?' Campaign Demonstrates Dairy's Substantial Impact on US Economy, States and Local Communities

Most Americans know milk and other dairy products are an essential part of a healthy diet. But less well-known is dairy's contribution to the health...


May 14, 2018, 07:17 ET IDFA Names Bailey Wood to Lead Expanded Efforts in Communications, Media Relations and Marketing

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named A. Bailey Wood, Jr., to the expanded position of vice president of communications, public...


Nov 29, 2017, 11:42 ET Dairy Leaders Commend USDA for Expanding School Milk Options

The nation's two leading dairy organizations applauded Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Wednesday for allowing school districts to offer low-fat ...


Nov 13, 2017, 10:51 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 member ...


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 reviewing...


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 cream...


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 compliance dates for ...


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 school-aged ...


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...


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, 09:45 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, 10:07 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, 19:14 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, 10:01 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, 16:13 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...