NMPF Coronavirus Page Adds Resources for Dairy Employers, Veterinarians

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) coronavirus webpage has added new information for farm employers and employees, as well as guidance for veterinarians, to help the dairy community keep up with evolving government and marketplace responses to coronavirus. Key new documents include: An NMPF/FARM Program-created guidance for farmers if an employee tests positive for COVID-19; NMPF’s two-page “What Farm Employers Need to …


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Author: E. Vanessa Campoverde, UF/IFAS (UF/IFAS) — I have received several questions regarding what to do if you have employees or work with others during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in agricultural operations and related businesses. While there is plenty of information about how the virus work, how to protect yourself and others, etc. I compiled some information (with images) that can …


Coronavirus Bill Offers Dairy Aid in What May Be a Long Effort

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

ARLINGTON, VA – A massive coronavirus aid package poised to pass Congress that includes crucial assistance to dairy producers is a critical, but likely not the last, step in assisting sectors hard-hit by economic disruptions, said Paul Bleiberg, NMPF’s vice president for government relations, in an NMPF podcast. “There are absolutely going to be further legislative efforts,” Bleiberg said. “Congress may take …

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NMPF Ready to Help Dairy Farmers Meet Coronavirus Challenges

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President and CEO Jim Mulhern says his organization is ready to help dairy farmers meet the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. Those challenges can include impacts on both the domestic and international markets. “From possible damages to domestic and world markets, to supply chain labor disruptions on the farm, at the processing …

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India Offers Dairy, Chicken Access in Trade Negotiations

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In a bid to land a limited trade pact with the U.S., Reuters says India has offered to partially open up its poultry and dairy markets. The offer comes as India readies for President Donald Trump’s first official visit to the country at the end of this month. No country produces more milk than India, which has traditionally restricted dairy …

Legislators Send Letter to FDA on Dairy Labeling

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Senators Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Jim Risch of Idaho have led a bipartisan coalition that sent a letter to Stephen Hahn, the new Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. They asked Hahn to stop using dairy terms on the labels of non-dairy products. The Hagstrom Report says under the former commissioner, the FDA began reviewing how to enforce …


Florida Cattlemen Visit Tallahassee

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During week two of the 2020 Florida legislative session, the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) held its annual Legislative Quarterly in Tallahassee. FCA Director of Governmental Affairs Sam Ard says the association’s members were able to sit in on the Senate Agricultural Appropriations Committee Meeting. For more information, contact the FCA office in Kissimmee at