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Progress Reported in Creating Foot and Mouth Vaccine Bank

Dan Cattle

Last week we told you that representatives of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move as quickly as possible to establish a Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine bank. The groups recognized the steps USDA has taken to establish the …

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NMPF on U.S. Response to Illegal EU Subsidies Under WTO

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

ARLINGTON, VA (NMPF-Oct. 3, 2019) — “Subsidies and barriers that handicap U.S. businesses in the global marketplace by violating international trade commitments shouldn’t be tolerated. We strongly support the World Trade Organization’s imposition of $7.5 billion in retaliatory duties on European products, including dairy foods, to prod the EU to uphold its World Trade Organization commitments and reinforce the importance …

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Agriculture Groups Urge USDA to Quickly Establish Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Representatives of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), the National Corn Growers Association and Iowa State University called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to move as quickly as possible to establish a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine bank. At a press conference today, these groups recognized the steps USDA has taken to establish …

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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 …