From Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of NMPF, and Matt McKnight, Senior Vice President of Market Access, Regulatory and Industry Affairs for USDEC:
“America’s dairy farmers and processors welcome the opportunity to work closely with Robert Lighthizer as the new U.S. Trade Representative. The role of the U.S. Trade Representative is critical to successful U.S. engagement with growing global markets. Mr. Lighthizer’s previous experiences as Deputy USTR, Chief of Staff for the Senate Finance Committee, and his direct private sector engagement in enforcing trade rules on behalf of his clients will serve him well in forging a path forward on trade policy that will benefit this country. Read the rest of this entry »
USDA’s Economic Research Service reports the value of U.S. dairy exports more than quadrupled between 2004-2014. Farm Futures magazine says that makes the U.S. the third largest dairy exporter in the world. Read the rest of this entry »
USDA will gather data from dairy operators to aid in assessing the financial condition of the U.S. dairy industry and the impact of USDA dairy programs. Gary Crawford has the story. Read the rest of this entry »
Beginning in January, representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will visit dairy farms across the nation, as the agency begins collecting data for the final phase of the 2016 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). Read the rest of this entry »
Dairy farmers in California now have more to consider in running their day-to-day operations. An article on Milk Business Dot Com says farmers face water issues, regulatory burdens, and the nation’s highest minimum wage. Read the rest of this entry »
A new congressional effort to prod federal regulators to crack down on the inappropriate labeling of products designed to imitate milk drew support from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which thanked lawmakers for speaking out on the issue. Read the rest of this entry »
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If American farmers do not cool their non-lactating dairy cows, they stand to lose a collective $810 million a year, a significant blow to their financial well-being, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. Read the rest of this entry »
A federal judge this week sided with R-CALF by recommending the Montana U.S. District Court grant a preliminary injunction request by R-CALF in a case involving the beef checkoff. The injunction would stop the Department of Agriculture from allowing the Montana State Beef Council to Read the rest of this entry »
With the Christmas holidays soon upon us, the Florida Beef Council is reminding folks there are various beef cuts that could highlight many meals over the season. Ashley Hughes says there are many recipe ideas available.
Over the past couple of weeks, staff members with the Georgia Beef Board have attended various events talking with producers about their beef checkoff. In the weekly beef checkoff report, Kaytlyn Malia says the board has been able to talk with quite a few people.
Ned Hancock, a citrus grower and Florida citrus commissioner, shares thoughts about HLB, including the lack of consumer awareness of the disease and how growers are coping. At the Florida Citrus Commission meeting on January 18, the Florida Department of Citrus staff reported that only 1 percent of American consumers are aware of HLB. Hancock […]
By Sara LaJeunesse, Penn State University A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops — such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits — to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly virus, according to researchers at Penn State and […]