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 …


NMPF Coronavirus Page Adds Resources for Dairy Employers, Veterinarians

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

(NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) coronavirus webpage has added new information for farm employers and employees, as well as guidance for veterinarians, to help the dairy community keep up with evolving government and marketplace responses to coronavirus. Key new documents include: An NMPF/FARM Program-created guidance for farmers if an employee tests positive for COVID-19; NMPF’s two-page “What Farm Employers Need to …


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 …