farm bureau

Ten Things Canada Wants From NAFTA Modernization

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations get going again in Mexico City on November 15. While the contentious issues like dairy supply management get a lot of headlines, there are quite a few items the countries do agree on. Shaun Haney covers Canadian agriculture for the website Real Agriculture Dot Com. He tells Farm Journal’s Ag Web Dot Com …

national milk

National Milk Producers Federation Talks Issues at Annual Meeting

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Trade

The dairy industry gathered recently in California at the 101st Annual Meeting of the National Milk Producers Federation in Anaheim. For the last 20 years, the meeting has been held in conjunction with the National Dairy Checkoff. Chris Galen with the National Milk Producers Federation says there are many topics on the table for the dairy industry. In regard to …

antibiotics

WHO Takes a Strong Stand Against Antibiotics in Animals

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork, Poultry

The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a strong statement this week against the use of all antibiotics in healthy food-producing animals. The WHO says overuse and misuse of antibiotics in both animals and humans is contributing to the buildup of antibiotic resistance. The organization notes that some bacteria that cause serious diseases in humans have built resistance to most types …

milk quality

North Florida/South Georgia Dairy Meeting November 16: Milk Quality

Dan Dairy, Education, Industry News Release

Temperatures are finally cooling and calving season is beginning to ramp up.  That means more cows are milking. You are invited to come learn about results of a three-state (Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida) Milk Quality Assurance research and extension project which is winding up its fifth and final year.  The information which has been gleaned from milkers, supervisors, managers, and …

national milk

NMPF Building Support in Congress to Approve DAIRY PRIDE Act

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Legislative

Force FDA to Take Action on Mislabeled Dairy Imitators Efforts to expose the deceptive labeling and marketing of plant-based products that exploit the nutritional halo of real dairy products continues to gain traction and “has these fake food marketers worried,” attendees here at the National Milk Producers Federation’s annual meeting heard this week by the organization’s leadership. NMPF President and …

dairy producers

Dairy Producers Reminded to Enroll for 2018 Coverage

Dan Dairy

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind dairy producers that enrollment for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy) continues through Dec. 15, 2017. MPP-Dairy gives participating dairy producers the flexibility to select coverage levels best suited for their operation. Participating farmers will remain in the program through Dec. 31, 2018, and pay a minimum $100 administrative fee …

dairy

Dairy Industry Applauds Introduction of School Milk Nutrition Act

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The nation’s dairy industry applauded the introduction of a bipartisan bill this week that would help reverse the decline in milk consumption in schools. The National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association say the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 would make permanent the administrative changes in the school lunch program proposed earlier this year by the …

dairy

Misbranded Dairy Imitations Mislead Americans

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Require Enforcement Action, NMPF Tells FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s recent comments about the need for strong federal oversight of food labels are exactly what is needed to address the misleading labeling and branding of imitation dairy products, the National Milk Producers Federation said. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, …

house

NMPF Applauds House Judiciary Committee for Endorsing New Agriculture Guest Worker Program

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

The National Milk Producers Federation said it supports the efforts by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and the House Judiciary Committee to pass legislation creating a guestworker program that provides a new opportunity for immigration reform in agriculture. The committee today approved the Agriculture Guestworker (AG) Act (H.R. 4092), which would establish an entirely new visa program, dubbed the H-2C visa, …