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Dairy Farmers – Industry to Congress: Help Us by Passing USMCA

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. dairy industry is urging Congress to quickly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with an outreach campaign highlighting the importance of the agreement to the success of America’s dairy farmers and manufacturers. In a letter sent to representatives of top-producing dairy states, the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) …

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Industry Reactions on the Removal of Section 232 Tariffs

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Pork

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement after the Section 232 tariffs were removed from Canada and Mexico. “Today’s announcement is a big win for American agriculture and the economy as a whole. I thank President Trump for negotiating a great deal and for negotiating the removal of these tariffs. Canada and Mexico …

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Milk Producers File Petition over Label Issue

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) last week filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, outlining a labeling solution to the use of dairy terms on non-dairy products as the agency considers public input from a recently concluded comment period. The petition reinforces current FDA labeling regulations, with some additional clarification, to show how marketplace transparency …

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NMPF Supports EPA Efforts to Exempt Manure Air Emissions Reporting Under EPCRA

Dan Dairy, Environment, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) filed comments in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Nov. 14 proposal to exempt manure air emissions reporting from the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA). In October 2017, EPA concluded that air emissions from manure did not need to be reported under EPCRA while signaling it would take a substantive …

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NMPF Commends Lawmakers for Farm Bill That Makes Significant Dairy Policy Reforms

Dan Dairy, Farm Bill, Industry News Release, Legislative

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked members of Congress, especially the bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, for crafting a farm bill that includes much-needed reforms to help American dairy farmers. The 2018 Farm Bill reached a key milestone on Monday with the release of a long-awaited conference report. “Members of Congress on both sides of …

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NMPF Applauds USDA Support for More Milk Options in School Meals

Dan Dairy, Education, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for returning low-fat (1%) flavored milk as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The final rule implementing regulatory changes needed to add low-fat flavored milk to more school menus and other nutrition programs serving children was announced by the USDA and will be published later this month …

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NMPF Thanks FDA for Extending Milk Labeling Comment Period

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its announcement that it will extend by 60 days, until Jan. 25, the public comment period during which the agency is seeking information on the proper names for plant-based beverages. The original deadline was Nov. 27. “It is crucial that all interested parties have adequate time …

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NMPF Urges Congress to Put Farmers First in Lame-Duck Session

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Legislative

Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), urged Congress to make passing a new farm bill a top priority in its lame-duck session that starts tomorrow, saying that dairy farmers harmed by low prices would benefit from the certainty and improvements likely to be part of the final law. “Given the sustained low prices dairy …

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Dairy Farmers Ask Trump Administration to Provide Needed Compensation for Lost Trade

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. dairy farmers at their annual meeting asked President Donald Trump to recognize the significant economic losses milk producers are suffering because of the administration’s implementation of Section 232 and 301 tariffs. The duties have resulted in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. dairy exports, particularly in Mexico and China. They continue to cause severe economic harm to U.S. dairy farmers, according …

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NMPF Calls Out Plant-Based Beverage Industry Misinformation

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Citing data that shows consumers are being misled about the nutritional merits of cow’s milk versus plant-based imitators, NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end deceptive labeling of fake-dairy products. “The plant-based food and beverage industry has used FDA inaction as a cover to sell consumers a product that is …