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IDFA Applauds U.S. Government Action at Dispute Hearings to Resolve Canadian TRQ Administration Issues

The governments of the United States and Canada concluded an oral hearing on the dispute between the two countries related to Canada’s unwillingness to administer dairy tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) in compliance with the country’s obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Vice President of Trade Policy and International Affairs Becky Rasdall issued the following quote applauding …

DCRC Webinar, Presented in Spanish, Features Optimizing Reproductive Programs

“Transition cow management: Solutions for dry matter intake to enhance health, cyclicity and reproduction,” presented in Spanish, headlines the Sept. 26 Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) webinar. The free webinar starts at 2 p.m. Central time (USA/Canada). Gustavo Schuenemann, Ohio State University professor and extension veterinarian – dairy, will serve as the instructor for this one-hour webinar. During the webinar, …

Tulare Dairyman Joins National Jersey Leadership

Officers and directors of the USJersey organizations were elected during the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ) held on June 23 and 24, 2023 in LaCrosse, Wis., including Tulare dairyman Cornell Kasbergen. Alan Chittenden, Schodack Landing, N.Y., was elected to his second one-year term as President of AJCA on June 24. He …

U.S. Dairy Industry Adds 60K New Jobs and Higher Wages Driven

The U.S. dairy industry grew significantly over the past two years, adding nearly 60,000 new jobs, increasing average wages by 11%, and increasing its total impact on the U.S. economy by $41 billion, according to the latest economic impact report from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). IDFA’s 2023 Economic Impact Study, which measures the combined impact of the dairy …

IDFA Announces Dairy Forum 2024 — ELEVATE

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is excited to announce that registration for Dairy Forum 2024 opens today. Now in its fifth decade, IDFA’s Dairy Forum is known around the world as the premier annual event for dairy industry leaders to exchange ideas, foster innovation, and cultivate meaningful connections. More than 1,000 dairy leaders convene each year at Dairy Forum …

International Dairy Federation Announces Winners of Early Career Scientist Prize 2023

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is thrilled to announce the winners of the “IDF Professor Pavel Jelen Early Career Scientist Prize.” This prestigious award recognizes the exceptional work of scientists and technologists in the dairy science and technology field, specifically targeting “early-career” individuals, including graduate and postgraduate students who have graduated within three years of their highest degree. Named in …

FDA Milk Labeling Comments Due July 31! Act Now!

FDA proposed in February to allow companies to use the term ‘milk’ on the labels of plant-based fake alternatives. The opportunity to comment on the FDA’s Draft Guidance on Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives ends July 31, 2023. American Dairy Coalition (ADC) urges action now. The FDA Guidance document recommends milk imposters to “voluntarily” provide a nutrition statement on their product labels, explaining the differences between real Milk and their phony alternatives. …

Twelve Chefs Selected for National Pizza Contest Finals Showcasing Real CA Cheeses

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced the 12 finalists for the 2023 Real California Pizza Contest (RCPC) – the fifth annual nationwide search for the best foodservice pizza recipes that include the most innovative uses of Real California cow’s milk cheeses. At stake is $30,000 in prize money as well as the prestige of winning one of the country’s …

Upcoming Webinar Addresses Mastitis Treatment Options

National Mastitis Council’s (NMC) Sept. 27 webinar, led by Lowell T. Midla with Merck Animal Health, features “A brief review of the evidence for using anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of mastitis.” This free, one-hour educational offering starts at 12 p.m. Pacific Time. For veterinarians using anti-inflammatory drugs in treatment protocols for severe mastitis, this webinar will examine evidence to …

National Milk Producers Federation Board Approves Comprehensive Farm Bill Recommendations

NMPF’s Board of Directors approved June 7 a suite of farm bill policy priorities covering the commodities, conservation, trade, and nutrition titles, working to enhance federal support for producers and expand access to nutritious dairy products for consumers at home and abroad. With the current farm bill set to expire Sept. 30, Congress is working to enact a new bipartisan …

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