Family Farms Drive Dairy

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Marketing

In an article from the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), they note the supposed “decline of the family farm,” which was replaced by the “rise of the corporate farm,” has been one of the most inaccurate comments about U.S. agriculture. While the number of dairy farms has declined, that consolidation hasn’t diminished the dominance of family-run dairies. It’s meant that smaller family farms …

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NMPF: Prioritize Food Access at Hunger Conference

Dan Dairy, This Land of Ours

Prioritizing a discussion on food access. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) recently led eleven national agriculture, anti-hunger, nutrition, and medical groups in a virtual listening session with the White House on food access. The White House is holding its Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September, and the groups want …


Supporting U.S. Pursuit of Full Canadian USMCA Compliance

Dan Dairy, Exports/Imports

On Wednesday, the Biden administration filed a second U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) dispute concerning Canada’s ongoing refusal to meet its USMCA dairy trade obligations. A move that pleases the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). The initiation of a second filing centers on concerns of Canada’s ongoing refusal to meet its USMCA dairy trade obligations. The first USMCA …


Dairy Groups Welcome IPEF

Dan Dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) welcomed the announced launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) this week and the opportunity it offers to strengthen ties with key trading partners across the Asia-Pacific region. Exports are exceptionally important to the U.S. dairy industry. Last year, the U.S. exported $7.75 billion in dairy products worldwide, which is equivalent to about …


Dairy Groups: Retaliatory Tariffs Required as Canada Refuses its USMCA Obligations

Dan Dairy, Economy, Exports/Imports, Marketing, Tariff

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) Monday called on the U.S. government to levy retaliatory tariffs on Canada. The call comes after Ottawa made clear that it refuses to meet its signed treaty obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) concerning dairy market access. In January, a USMCA dispute resolution panel initiated by the …

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U.S. Dairy Well-Positioned to Serve the Globe

Dan Dairy

According to the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), as competitors to the U.S. move to constrain, and possibly even roll back their own dairy production, producers here at home are well-positioned to become the preferred supplier to growing international dairy markets. This is according to a couple of top dairy economists. 2021 was a record year for U.S. dairy exports, and William …


Important Facts about Dairy for Earth Day

Dan Dairy, Environment

Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd. And the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) notes the dairy industry has reasons to celebrate this special day, as it’s an opportunity to refocus on the environmental and climate leadership within U.S. agriculture and around the world. So, courtesy of NMPF’s colleagues at Undeniably Dairy, here are some of those reasons: Due to innovative farming and …


USPF Requests Additional Funding for RUTF in 2023 Appropriations Legislation

Dan Legislative, Peanuts, Regulation

The U.S. Peanut Federation (USPF) joined five other agriculture organizations has requested more funding for ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to address global childhood malnutrition while simultaneously stimulating the domestic agriculture economy. Tyron Spearman has more details. Click here to see the full letter.


Dairy Groups Reject Canada’s Proposal

Dan Dairy, Marketing

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Council (USDEC) rejected a proposal from Canada regarding U.S. access to its dairy markets. The organizations say Global Affairs Canada outlined changes to their current scheme for allocating U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement dairy tariff-rate-quotas. In January, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office announced it had won USMCA’s first-ever dispute settlement panel with Canada …


NMPF Encouraging DMC Signup

Dan Dairy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to remind dairy producers that signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program runs until Feb. 18, 2022. DMC enables producers to get coverage through this important safety-net program for another year as well as get additional assistance through the new Supplemental DMC. National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Senior Vice President of Communications, Alan …