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NMPF, USDEC Statement on Selection of New U.S. Trade Representative

From Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of NMPF, and Matt McKnight, Senior Vice President of Market Access, Regulatory and Industry Affairs for USDEC:

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“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 »

U.S. Dairy Exports Quadruple in Value Over 10 years

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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 »

Strong Demand Continues To Push Dairy Prices

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Demand for U.S. dairy products, coupled with trimmed production estimates, means increased price projections from USDA. Rod Bain has the story. Read the rest of this entry »

USDA to Survey Dairy Operators and Measure Dairy Financial Situation

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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 »

National Eggnog Day

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Cathy Isom has some tasty facts about a popular holiday beverage. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Hear Cathy’s report and learn more.

USDA to Measure Financial Well-Being of Dairy Farms

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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 »

CA Dairy Farmers Navigating Methane Reduction Bill

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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 »

Dairy Organizations Applaud Congressional Letter to FDA

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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 »

UF/IFAS study: Failure to cool dry dairy cows could cost $810 million annually

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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 »

Judge Sides with R-CALF against Beef Checkoff

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 »

Promoting Florida Beef for Holiday Meals

fl-beef-holiday-2015With 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.


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Communicating about the Georgia Beef Checkoff

Kaytlyn Malia

Kaytlyn Malia

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.


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