Despite Disruptions, Dairy Keeps Growing

Dan Dairy

According to information from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), COVID-related disruptions continue to affect schools and workplaces. But with lessons learned, we are not seeing the full return to the massive economic and social dislocations of the past. That’s especially true in dairy, where despite all the marketplace challenges, demand has only kept growing. The latest numbers show that per-capita dairy consumption …


Judge Rules “Gruyere” is a Common Food Name and Not a Term Exclusive to Europe

Dan Dairy, Marketing

A judicial ruling has determined that “gruyere” is a generic style of cheese that can come from anywhere. The decision reaffirms that all cheesemakers, not just those in France or Switzerland, can continue to create and market cheese under this common name. In the judicial decision made public last week, the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), and …


Dairy Industry Commends House Passage of Ocean Shipping Reform Act

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports

The U.S. House of Representatives did pass the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2021 (OSRA) this week on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 364 – 60. The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) issued a release noting their proactive efforts throughout the year helped to lead efforts to alleviate dairy supply chain disruptions, and passage of this bill …

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NMPF Statement on the Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act

Dan Dairy, Marketing

A new bill has been introduced that would require a hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO). New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who introduced the legislation, wants to hear firsthand from farmers about the issues needing addressed. Gillibrand, joined by Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, introduced the bipartisan Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act. It …