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Trump Vows to Fix Wisconsin Dairy Situation

At a recent stop in Wisconsin to discuss job creation, President Donald Trump vowed to support Wisconsin dairy farmers in their trade dispute with Canada and possibly make big changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement. A Milk Business Dot Com article quotes the President as saying “We’re using every tool at our disposal to restore the American dream. …

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NMPF Statement in Response to Canadian Ambassador’s Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute

“It’s absurd for the Canadian government to assert there is no relationship between its new Class 7 policy and the lost U.S. milk sales there. When customers in Canada, who have been purchasing milk products from American suppliers for years, suddenly decide to switch to domestic suppliers after Canada implements a major change in milk pricing, it is abundantly clear …

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NMPF Statement on President Trump’s Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute with Canada

Statement of Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation “We thank President Donald Trump for speaking out today in Wisconsin against the harmful pricing policy Canada implemented in an effort to stifle competition with the United States. We have repeatedly stressed that trade must be fair and that all countries should be held accountable when they break the …

National Dairy FARM Program Releases Updated Drug Residue Manual

The National Dairy FARM Program has released the 2017 edition of its Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual, the primary educational tool for dairy managers about the judicious, responsible use of antibiotics and how to prevent drug residues in milk and meat. The Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual serves as a valuable tool to the …

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NMPF Recognizes Members of Congress for Focusing Attention on Dairy Workforce Needs

As discussions over immigration policy continue on Capitol Hill, the National Milk Producers Federation thanked members of both the House and Senate for working to address the unique labor challenges faced by dairy producers. NMPF has called on legislators to address this dilemma for more than a decade. “We welcome these bipartisan efforts to shine a light on an issue …

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Florida Dairy Production Conference April 20

The 2017 Florida Dairy Production Conference will be held Thursday, April 20 at the Alto Straughn IFAS Extension Professional Development Center in Gainesville. The 53rd event will include a program that brings together the newest research, innovations, recommendations and ideas for improving the sustainability and profitability of the Florida dairy industry. The presented information provides practical take-home messages for dairy …

Immigration Raids Could Send Milk Prices Soaring

Continued immigration raids on American dairy farms could send milk prices soaring. Jaime Castaneda, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Trade Policy for the National Milk Producers Federation, says the price of a gallon of milk could possibly approach $8. The Hagstrom Report says Castaneda was part of a panel on immigration at the Consumer Federation of America’s National …

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Dairy, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Act Immediately to Halt Canada’s Continued Disregard of Trade Obligations

The U.S. dairy sector and state agriculture officials urged President Donald Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s repeated and escalating disregard for its trade obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Most recently, Canada implemented a new national pricing policy that blatantly blocks American dairy exports and will enable significant dumping of Canadian dairy products onto the …

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Senators Ask Administration to Act on Dairy Trade Barriers by Canada

A group of Senators is urging the Donald Trump administration to act against what they call trade barriers restricting U.S. dairy farmers access to Canada. New York Democrats Charles Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand, along with Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, sent a letter to the Trump administration saying the trade barriers are hurting American dairy farmers and processors. The letter was …

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Canada Closes a Door on U.S. Dairy Farmers

U.S. Farmers To Lose Milk Supply Contracts In 2016, U.S. milk producers, competing in a global dairy market, saw the value of milk fall to the lowest level since the recession. Now, U.S. dairy producers are facing another challenge: Canada’s national ingredients strategy. Canada’s strategy, implemented at the provincial level, is designed to make Canadian milk more competitive by lowering …