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Giant Butter Sculpture Unveiled Themed “Harvesting More, Together”

American Dairy Association North East, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, revealed the highly anticipated butter sculpture, a tableau that showcases the importance of dairy farming and the positive impact of urban gardens. “Harvesting More, Together” is the theme for the 31st butter sculpture. The sculpture depicts a dairy farmer in a rural community sharing a glass of …

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

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 yesterday evening, the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export …

Partnership Sales Growth, Gen Z Focus Among 2021 Dairy Highlights

Checkoff foodservice partners continued to grow sales of U.S. dairy foods and more domestic dairy headed into the international marketplace. There also were increased efforts to connect with the valued Gen Z consumer and dairy’s sustainability journey reached new levels. These and other results are some of Dairy Management Inc.’s top checkoff highlights from 2021. Despite a year with continued …

Western Field Territories Realigned For USJersey Organizations

Neal Smith, Executive Secretary and CEO of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc., recently announced changes in the western area representative territories. Effective January 1, 2022, Seth Israelsen and Rylee McCown have acquired additional states to their designated areas formerly covered by Flint Richards. Rylee will add Oregon and Washington to her current states of Arizona and …

United Sorghum Checkoff Program Grants IFYE $13,060 for International Exchange

Recognizing the value an international experience can have on young leaders, the United Sorghum Checkoff  Program (USCP) recently approved a grant to the IFYE Association of the USA, Inc. for $13,060. The funding will be targeted to support a participant in the IFYE international commodity leadership program for the sorghum industry.The program is designed to immerse participants in international understanding …

American Dairy Coalition Webinar to Tackle “Net Zero” Topic at Farm Level

What does “Net-Zero” really mean for the dairy industry? The industry and organizations are pushing farmers to do something, but exactly what should they do? That’s what the American Dairy Coalition (ADC) wants to help dairy farmers find out. This tough topic is the central topic for ADC’s annual business meeting featuring GHG Guru Dr. Frank Mitloehner on Thursday, December …

Upgraded Facility to Study Dairy Industry Emissions

Four climate-controlled respiration chambers will be built in the Large Animal Research and Teaching Unit to study gas exchange of dairy cattle and other livestock. The chambers – the first of their kind to be built in the United States – will help Cornell and industry researchers develop solutions to reduce climate-warming methane emissions from cattle and other domestic animals.“These …

IDFA Recognizes Six Officials for Supporting U.S. Dairy

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has recognized six individuals whose work in federal legislation and food and agricultural policy has helped to advance the economic impact of the U.S. dairy industry. At the annual Celebration of Dairy event overlooking the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes, D.V.M., recognized Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, House …

IDF Launches 15th Edition of the Animal Health Report

IDF has released its 15th edition of the Animal Health Report 2021 which is available to download for free. The yearly edition takes you through a journey of animal health and welfare and illustrates the importance of adequate animal care of dairy animals for sustainable production. The 15th edition will dive into key topics like, the power of the welfare language, cooling dairy cattle and providing appropriate …

O’Brien Says U.S. Ag Has ‘Open Door of Opportunity’

Barbara O’Brien, President and CEO of Dairy Management Inc. and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, said agriculture has an “open door of opportunity” amid growing pressures and expectations to feed a growing population sustainably and responsibly during her opening comments at the Sustainable Agriculture Summit, Nov. 17-18. The Summit, conducted under the theme “Regeneration and Resilience,” annually convenes the …

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