NMPF Officer, Michigan Cooperative President Highlights Concerns with Dairy Safety Net in Senate Farm Bill Hearing

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Congress must revise the dairy safety net program established in the 2014 Farm Bill to provide farmers with effective risk management protection that will increase participation in the program, according to Ken Nobis, president of the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) and first vice-chair of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), who spoke at a 2018 Farm Bill hearing today. …

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NMPF Proposal to Improve H-2A for Dairy Advances Thanks to Rep. Newhouse

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

In a meeting with Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jim Mulhern expressed appreciation on behalf of the nation’s dairy farmers for the congressman’s work to advance NMPF’s proposal to expand the H-2A farm worker visa program to include year-round employees on dairy farms. During consideration Wednesday of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s annual …

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U.S. Dairy Increasing Pressure on Canada

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The U.S. dairy lobby is putting increasing pressure on Canada as the talks to redo NAFTA draw closer. People close to the situation told Reuters that America’s dairy farmers want concessions that Canada doesn’t seem likely to grant. The deal could be a hindrance to the upcoming NAFTA talks, under which Canada sends a lot of its exports to the …

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Heat Wave Could Affect Butter Production

Dan Cattle, Dairy

Butter production could eventually be affected by the June California heat wave: That’s the conclusion of an American Farm Bureau market analysis. Cows typically produce less milk–and less milk fat–during hot weather. The analysis says that could ultimately affect the amount of butter produced in California, which accounts for about 30 percent of the nation’s production. But it’s unknown whether …

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Demonstrating Careful Antibiotic Stewardship

Dan Dairy

by Jim Mulhern, President, and CEO National Milk Producers Federation The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria seen in the United States and elsewhere in the world is frequently and unfairly blamed on antibiotic use in agriculture. This is unfortunate because it tends to mask the real problem: misuse of antibiotics in human medicine. The reality is that the vast majority of …

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

Dan Dairy, Trade

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

Dan Dairy

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

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

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

Dan Dairy, This Land of Ours

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

Dan Dairy, FL Commissioner Report, Florida, Vegetables

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, …