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Coronavirus Bill Offers Dairy Aid in What May Be a Long Effort

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

ARLINGTON, VA – A massive coronavirus aid package poised to pass Congress that includes crucial assistance to dairy producers is a critical, but likely not the last, step in assisting sectors hard-hit by economic disruptions, said Paul Bleiberg, NMPF’s vice president for government relations, in an NMPF podcast. “There are absolutely going to be further legislative efforts,” Bleiberg said. “Congress may take …

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NMPF Ready to Help Dairy Farmers Meet Coronavirus Challenges

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) President and CEO Jim Mulhern says his organization is ready to help dairy farmers meet the challenges brought on by the coronavirus. Those challenges can include impacts on both the domestic and international markets. “From possible damages to domestic and world markets, to supply chain labor disruptions on the farm, at the processing …

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November 2019 Dairy Market Report

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NMPF) — The recent upsurge in dairy prices is forcefully showing up in data, with many of the most recently announced and reported key milk and dairy prices achieving their highest prices in nearly five years. The September U.S. average all-milk price was the highest since December 2014, as was the October AMS survey price of non-fat dry milk and …

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Dairy Margin Coverage Signup Deadline Nearing

Dan Dairy, Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds dairy producers the deadline to sign up for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program is Sept. 20. DMC provides coverage retroactive to Jan. 1, 2019, with applicable payments following soon after enrollment. USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey says producers can choose between the $4.00 …

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U.S. Dairy Industry Supports Changes to Section 232 Process

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. dairy industry endorsed bipartisan, bicameral legislation to reform a powerful White House trade tool to ensure it is used as intended by Congress to respond to genuine national security threats. Rolling back current retaliatory tariffs and keeping others from forming in the future is the dairy industry’s top trade priority. America currently sends 16 percent of its dairy …

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Study Shows Trade Agreements by Competitors will Threaten U.S. Dairy Exports to Japan

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Trade

A study released by the U.S. Dairy Export Council projects that new trade agreements between Japan and other countries will put U.S. dairy exports at a competitive disadvantage, resulting in lost U.S. sales of $5.4 billion over 21 years. The Japanese dairy market, the fourth-largest export destination for U.S. dairy exports, is expected to continue to grow in years to …

Government Reopening Draws Reactions

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Secretary Perdue Statement on Reopening the Federal Government U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of reopening the federal government: “President Trump’s announcement of the reopening of the federal government is welcome news, as it will bring thousands of our employees back to work and return us to our …

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Dairy Industry Research Shows Consumers Thoughts on Plant-Based Milk Imitators

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

New consumer research supported by the dairy industry shows Americans widely disapprove of dairy terms being used by fake-milk producers, as well as confusion on the nutritional content of milk versus plant-based imitators. The national survey conducted by a global market research and consulting firm, found only 20 percent of all consumers said plant-based beverages should be labeled milk, as …

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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, …