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NMPF Urges Congress to Put Farmers First in Lame-Duck Session

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Legislative

Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), urged Congress to make passing a new farm bill a top priority in its lame-duck session that starts tomorrow, saying that dairy farmers harmed by low prices would benefit from the certainty and improvements likely to be part of the final law. “Given the sustained low prices dairy …

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Dairy Farmers Ask Trump Administration to Provide Needed Compensation for Lost Trade

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Trade

U.S. dairy farmers at their annual meeting asked President Donald Trump to recognize the significant economic losses milk producers are suffering because of the administration’s implementation of Section 232 and 301 tariffs. The duties have resulted in retaliatory tariffs against U.S. dairy exports, particularly in Mexico and China. They continue to cause severe economic harm to U.S. dairy farmers, according …

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NMPF Calls Out Plant-Based Beverage Industry Misinformation

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

Citing data that shows consumers are being misled about the nutritional merits of cow’s milk versus plant-based imitators, NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end deceptive labeling of fake-dairy products. “The plant-based food and beverage industry has used FDA inaction as a cover to sell consumers a product that is …

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Dairy Industry Applauds Work to Deepen Philippine Trade Relations

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

The U.S. Trade Representative announced progress in talks with the Philippines under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). U.S. dairy producers and processors appreciate the Administration’s work to preserve and deepen market access ties with a country that purchased $243 million in U.S. dairy products last year. In a joint statement released about the recent achievements in resolving …

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NMPF Asks USDA to Bolster Dairy Aid Package

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

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) needs to better reflect the dairy-farm incomes lost to tariff retaliation when it calculates its next round of trade mitigation payments, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said. In a letter sent Tuesday to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, NMPF Chairman and dairy farmer Randy Mooney cited four studies illustrating that milk producers have experienced …

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NMPF Mulhern on FDA Request for Comments on Dairy Food Labeling

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

“We welcome the public comment request announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that we hope will finally curtail the misleading labeling practices of plant-based foods imitating real dairy products. NMPF will provide additional perspective explaining why the agency must enforce its own labeling regulations and limit the use of standardized dairy terms to products that come from an animal. …

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USDA Purchases Milk for Needy Americans

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it will purchase $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to domestic food assistance programs – the first time the agency has bought milk for use in this manner. The USDA said Tuesday that it will authorize the expenditure of $50 million in Section …

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Mulhern comments on FDA Announcement to Prioritize Review of Standards of Identity for Dairy Products

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

“We are pleased to see that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally recognized the need to increase its scrutiny of plant-based products imitating standardized dairy foods. “The statement released earlier today by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb echoes our long-standing public health concerns regarding nutritional deficiencies in plant-based foods bearing the term ‘milk.’ “We are further encouraged by …

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Mulhern Comments on Passage of Newhouse Amendment to Improve H-2A Program for Dairy Producers

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

“We greatly appreciate Rep. Dan Newhouse’s (R-WA) work on behalf of America’s dairy producers to expand the H-2A farm worker visa program to include year-round employees on farms. “Rep. Newhouse’s amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill would allow farm employers to use the H-2A visa program to hire foreign workers, regardless of whether those employees are engaged in temporary …

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NMPF Encouraged by FDA Commissioner’s Desire to Enforce Dairy Labeling Regulations

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb told an audience at a Politico Pro Summit on Tuesday in Washington that his agency will soon begin enforcing regulations that define milk as an animal product, not a plant-based food – an indication that the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) requests for action by the agency are being heard. After acknowledging that …