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International Dairy Groups Join U.S. in Calling for Action Against Unfair Canadian Trade Policies

An international coalition of 10 dairy industry organizations, including three U.S. dairy groups, is asking their governments’ trade ministers to intercede in the increasingly acrimonious dispute over Canada’s harmful dairy policies that is having global repercussions. The groups co-signed a joint letter today requesting that their respective trade ministries “pursue all avenues available to challenge these measures, including WTO dispute …

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NMPF Leaders Applaud European High Court Ruling Preventing Imitators from Using Dairy Names

The recent European Court of Justice ruling upholding European Union regulations that prevent plant-based dairy alternatives from using terms like “milk,” “cheese” and “yogurt” is a victory for the same battle occurring in the United States, leaders of the National Milk Producers Federation told their French dairy counterparts. During a visit, Friday with French dairy cooperative Sodiaal and the French …

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Eastern Canada Dairy Producers Get Quota Increase

Canada’s dairy producers in the nation’s eastern provinces will receive a five percent quota increase July first. Five provinces in eastern Canada have approved the increase. The move follows a series of smaller increases that began last year. Dairy Farmers of Ontario says the increase is needed because there still isn’t enough milk produced to fill the market with butter. …

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Celebrating Dairy Month in June

Cathy Isom tells us about a month long celebration of delicious dairy products, and the farmers who produce them. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.     The month of June is a time when everyone can show appreciation for the several thousand dairy farms and families. They are responsible for their commitment to producing nutritious milk while protecting …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – Mozzarella Eggplant Melt

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about one of the chef’s favorite sandwiches featured in this week’s Fresh! Recipe video.   Find out more about preparing this exciting Florida Eggplant, Tomato and Mozzarella Melt sandwich here. You can follow Florida Commissioner Adam Putnam on Facebook, Twitter, …

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U.S. and China Reach Agreement to Boost Dairy Trade

The U.S. Dairy Export Council says the agreement reached this week between the U.S. and China will make it possible to significantly expand American dairy exports. An Agri-Pulse report says 80 U.S. processors are now officially cleared to immediately begin exporting to China, thanks to the Memorandum of Understanding between the countries. The agreement will also make it possible for …

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NMPF Board of Directors Supports NAFTA Modernization

Process Should Preserve Trade Successes in Mexico, Address Canada Dispute The National Milk Producers Federation Board of Directors voted unanimously to support modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in a way that enhances and protects the United States’ current dairy market access opportunities and addresses Canada’s constant use of trade-distorting measures. At its June meeting here, NMPF’s board …

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Dairy Groups Pledge to Work with Trump Administration on NAFTA Modernization

Two leading dairy groups said they will work with the Trump Administration to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to make sure it safeguards open trade with Mexico and confronts increasingly protectionist dairy policies by Canada. In joint comments sent to the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) …

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Meat Production Forecast Lowered

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report was released last Friday, and in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, the forecast for total meat production for 2017 was lowered from last month but is raised for 2018. Beef production for 2017 was lowered primarily on lighter carcass weights which more than offsets higher …