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DMI Names Harden to Lead Global Environmental Strategy

Krysta Harden, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has been named Executive Vice President of Global Environmental Strategy of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI). At a time when telling the story of U.S. dairy’s positive environmental contributions has never been more important, Harden will be tasked with driving the dairy checkoff’s environmental sustainability strategy.   “Dairy farmers …

Judges Named For 2019 All American Jersey Shows!

The judges have been selected for The 67th All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The largest exhibition of Registered Jersey™ cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American, will be held November 9, 10 and 11, 2019 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Keith …

Speakers discuss sustainability, antibiotic use and animal welfare at 2019 Summit

The Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2019 Stakeholders Summit kicked off today with record attendance, bringing 335 food and agriculture stakeholders to Kansas City, Missouri. The event, themed “A Seat At The Table,” started with a consumer focus group led by Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics. Six consumers were asked about their meat purchasing habits, including how much price, taste, appearance, animal …

USDA Announces New Decision Tool for New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

New Dairy Margin Coverage Program

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool– developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage(DMC) program. The 2018 Farm Bill authorized DMC, a voluntary risk management program that offers financial protection …

USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments

Dairy cattle at the Dairy Teaching and Research Facility at UC Davis.

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) extended the deadline because heavy rainfall and snowfall have delayed harvests …

February Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Second 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment

feed prices

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that the February 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.22 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the second payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new but yet-to-be established Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. DMC, which replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy, is a voluntary risk management program …

Undeniably Dairy to Boost Milk Sales with Consumer Engagement

Undeniably Dairy to Boost Milk Sales with Consumer Engagement

Remember the old got milk commercials that got consumers excited about dairy?  Today, the big dairy campaign is known as “Undeniably Dairy”.  This is funded through the National Dairy Checkoff program, managed by Dairy Management, Inc (DMI).  Watch this brief interview with DMI Chair, Marilyn Hershey, and read more about DMI’s efforts to promote the industry in California Dairy Magazine.

Nutritional Benefits of Dairy & Factual Resources Consumers Should Know About

Nutritional Benefits of Dairy & Factual Resources Consumers Should Know About

At several recent California dairy conferences, dairy producers have been urged to share their stories with the consumer public, rather than have their stories told incorrectly by those that know nothing about dairy.  One great aspect to share with the public is the great health benefits associated with consuming dairy products.  The Dairy Council of California is a great resource …

California Milk Advisory Board Promotes Dairy through Food Service Industry

California Milk Advisory Board Promotes Dairy through Food Service Industry

The California Milk Advisory Board does a lot to promote California dairy consumption, not only through consumer marketing, but also through the food service industry.  Watch this brief interview with Jennifer Giambroni as she shares their latest efforts and successes with the food service industry, and read more about it in California Dairy Magazine.

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