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‘Add Milk!’ Program Launches in Mother’s Nutritional Center Stores Across Southern California

A nutrition incentive program that helps low-income families purchase healthy fluid milk products is expanding to California. The Add Milk! program is being launched in grocery stores to provide a dollar-for-dollar match for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, when they purchase low-fat or non-fat milk. A community event held at Mother’s Nutritional Center in San Bernardino, …

IDFA Celebrating the 40th Annual Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party on June 12

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) announced that the Capitol Hill Ice Cream Party will celebrate its 40th year in June as Washington’s most popular warm weather celebration. The party on the National Mall just outside the U.S. Capitol Building is one of Washington’s most anticipated for professionals working in food and agriculture, bringing together thousands of guests, including members …

National Dairy Council Hosts Leaders to Examine Untapped Dairy Benefits

The national dairy checkoff hosted more than 100 national and international health and wellness experts for a two-day scientific conference addressing the dairy matrix, the concept of exploring the unique nutrient, non-nutrient and molecular compositions of dairy foods. The farmer-funded National Dairy Council (NDC) organized the meeting, titled “Undercover Nutrition: A Symposium Decrypting Food and Dairy Matrix Science,” in Washington …

Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dairy producers are now able to enroll for 2024 Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC), an important safety net program offered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides producers with price support to help offset milk and feed price differences. This year’s DMC signup began Feb. 28, 2024, and ends April 29, 2024. For those who sign up for 2024 DMC …

American Dairy Coalition Urges Sec. Vilsack for Emergency Decision to Return Class I Pricing to ‘Higher of’ Method

American Dairy Coalition sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and AMS Dairy Programs Administrator Dana Coale urging USDA to grant the American Farm Bureau Federation’s official request for an emergency decision to return the Class I skim price formula to the ‘higher of.’ The AFBF request was read into the record on the last day of the Federal …

IDFA Relaunches Live and Active Cultures Seal for Yogurt and Cultured Dairy Product Makers to Showcase Health Benefits

To help consumers better identify yogurt, frozen yogurt, and other cultured dairy products containing live and active yogurt cultures, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is relaunching its Live & Active Cultures (LAC) Seal for manufacturers. IDFA’s LAC Seal is the only widely recognized, independent verification that a dairy product contains significant levels of live and active yogurt cultures. Recently, …

IDFA Names New Members of Executive Council and Directors for Five Industry Segment Boards

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has announced new members of the organization’s Executive Council as well as new directors for the group’s five Industry Segment Boards. IDFA’s Executive Council is composed of executives from across the dairy foods industry and focuses on the business and operations of the association. The five Industry Segment Boards represent fluid milk, ice cream, …

Dairy Council of California Announces Appointment of Four New Board Members

Dairy Council of California, a leader in nutrition education and advocacy, proudly announces four new board members, all distinguished figures in the dairy industry: Laura Bosch: Co-Owner of Bosch Dairy Farms Justin Leyendekker: Owner of Hoppy Cows Dairy Michael Oosten: Owner of Marvo Holsteins Pauline Tjaarda: Co-Owner of Tjaarda Dairy Leyendekker states, “Alongside my fellow new board members, I’m excited …

National Dairy Promotion Directors Elect Board Officers

Leaders of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) announced election results to lead national dairy checkoff strategies and programs to protect and grow sales. Dairy checkoff leaders elected their officers at the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting of the NDB, UDIA and National Milk Producers Federation in Orlando, …

Dairy Management Inc.’s Lisa McComb Appointed Chair-Elect of Animal Ag Alliance Board

The Animal Agriculture Alliance announced new upcoming board leadership following its fall board meeting, held Nov. 7 in Washington, D.C. Lisa McComb, Dairy Management Inc., was elected as chair-elect. Tom Super, National Chicken Council, was appointed as treasurer. McComb is the senior vice president of communications at Dairy Management Inc. (DMI). She will take the reins for a two-year term …

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