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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 …

Global Dairy Sector’s Commitment to Sustainability and Climate Action

As the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates approaches, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and Global Dairy Platform (GDP) wish to highlight the significant Initiatives dairy is implementing to tackle climate change. The global dairy sector stands at the forefront of the challenge to nourish the ever-growing global population of …

FDA Foods Coalition to Advocate for the Implementation of Proposed Redesign of Human Foods Program

The FDA Foods Coalition was launched on Oct. 26th to advocate for a modernized, effective foods program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) focused on preventing foodborne illness outbreaks and other food safety risks, and decreasing diet-related chronic diseases. Made up of consumer advocates, food industry representatives, public health groups, and state and local regulators, the Coalition will …

NMC Webinar, Presented in Spanish, Highlights ‘Leaving a Leadership Legacy’

Join National Mastitis Council (NMC) for its next webinar – presented in Spanish – on Dec. 6, starting at 1 p.m. Central time (U.S./Canada). Juan Quezada, Milk Source LLC’s director of training and development, Kaukauna, Wis., will address “Leaving a Leadership Legacy: Where Milk Quality Starts.” The one-hour webinar is free. To register for this free webinar, go to: https://bit.ly/NMCWebDec6. …

USDA Extends Milk Loss Program Assistance Deadline

The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the application deadline for the Milk Loss Program (MLP) to Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, allowing more time for eligible dairy farmers to apply for much-needed, weather-related disaster recovery assistance. Administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), MLP compensates dairy producers who, because of qualifying weather events, dumped or removed milk without compensation from the …

National Dairy FARM Program Launches Enhanced Biosecurity Initiative

The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program today announced the launch of FARM Biosecurity – Enhanced, a new aspect of the FARM Biosecurity Program that includes training and an online database. FARM Biosecurity – Enhanced, includes an online database to develop and securely store dairy producers’ enhanced biosecurity plans (EBP) and an online training that helps users write …

Nation’s Dairy Checkoff Publishes Annual Report

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the planning and management organization that oversees the national dairy checkoff program on behalf of America’s dairy farmers and importers, has posted its 2022 annual report at www.usdairy.com/for-farmers/resources. The report provides checkoff funders and other members of the dairy community an audited financial report and highlights from 2022 focused on strategies and programs including: Accelerating incremental …

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