NMPF’s Morris: U.S. Dairy has “Big Wide World” of Trade Opportunity

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Trade

While the rise in U.S. dairy exports is good news for producers, Covid-19 has brought on a very challenging year. But National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Senior Vice President for Trade, Shawna Morris, notes there have been some opportunities this past year too. There are various challenges, and Morris notes that all of agriculture will benefit from U.S. insistence that trade agreements …


National Milk Producers Federation on DAIRY PRIDE Act

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Legislative

A couple of weeks ago the DAIRY PRIDE Act, a bill that would bring clear, accurate labeling information for consumers and end harmful mislabeling of dairy foods by peddlers of plant-based products, was re-introduced in both the U.S. House and Senate. The legislation requires the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to enforce its own existing standards of identity on imitation …


Environmental Stewardship Natural for Dairy

Dan Dairy, Environment

Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22nd, and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) notes this will be a natural opportunity to highlight dairy’s commitment to environmental stewardship. NMPF Senior Director for Sustainability Initiatives and leader of Environmental Stewardship and Workforce Development for the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program, Nicole Ayache, says carrying for our natural …


FARM Program Publishes 2020 Year in Review

Dan Cattle, Dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which administers the National Dairy FARM Program (FARM), has announced they’ve published a 2020 Year in Review. This serves as an annual summary of the achievements and program developments of the FARM Program. According to NMPF, the Year in Review details the resources and tools developed across all program areas to help farmers become more fully engaged …


Dairy Farmers Guide to the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

Dan Coronavirus, Dairy

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges for U.S. dairy farmers, who remain committed to implementing CDC-recommended workforce best practices to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus on farms. Access to safe and highly effective vaccines will give the dairy workforce and their families an added layer of protection against COVID-19. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) knows vaccinating essential …

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Pushing for Improved Dairy-Pricing

Dan Dairy, Marketing

Many dairy producers have suffered losses due to the extreme price disruptions that have been caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is calling for changes to the so-called Class I fluid milk price mover to help producers recover from those losses. They note dairy farmers may lose roughly $800 million in revenues under the current Class …

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Farmers Gain Improved Access to Small Business Support as PPP Reopens

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

(NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is pleased that farmers who run their operations as sole proprietors, independent contractors, or otherwise self-employed individuals will have newly expanded access as soon as today to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under changes made in the COVID stimulus package Congress approved last month. Producers who were denied PPP loans or whose …

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USTR Must Address Key Trade Barriers Harming U.S. Dairy in the Coming Year

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

Given the national and strategic importance of U.S. dairy exports, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) released an Executive Summary of its recent detailed analysis of the intricate web of global trade barriers that are hampering overseas dairy sales, to better inform and guide the work of the incoming administration and other policymakers. The detailed submission to …

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Calls for Stronger U.S. Approach to Preserving Common Food and Wine Terms

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports, Fruits, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

A coalition of leading farm and agricultural groups are applauding a bipartisan letter sent by 111 members of Congress urging stronger protections for American-made food and wine exports using common terms. This is an important message regarding the need for enhanced U.S. efforts to combat the European Union’s (EU) attempts to ban U.S. exports of cheese, meat and wine products that are …


NMPF Appreciates USDA Dairy Purchases

Dan Dairy, Economy, Industry News Release

NMPF expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the USDA for including $120 million of cheese and butter among $470 million in Section 32 food purchases. (NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) expressed appreciation to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for including $120 million of cheese and butter among $470 million in …