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Healthy RC Receives Grant From Dairy Council of CA

Dairy Council of California, a leader in nutrition education and advocacy, has awarded a $5,000 community grant to the City of Rancho Cucamonga, Healthy RC initiative.  Funding the Empowering Healthy Choices: Cooking with Rancho Cucamonga Teens project will engage youth leaders to increase opportunities for local students to learn about healthy eating and build skills to prepare nutritious and culturally …

Cornell Professor Turns Yogurt Byproduct into Hard Seltzer Biz

Food scientist Sam Alcaine, M.S. ’07, never dreamed of becoming a business owner – but earlier this year that changed when he launched a hard seltzer brand, Norwhey, made from yogurt whey. “It’s light, tart, with a little bit of fruitiness, depending on the flavor,” Alcaine said, “between a tart seltzer and a sour beer.” The brand is a triple …

Cornell Research Supports U.S. Dairy’s Net Zero Initiative

Cornell CALS’ Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) is collaborating with research institutions and dairy farms across the U.S. to help the dairy industry move toward greenhouse gas reductions while improving soil health and climate resiliency of forage production. Find out how the project started and why it matters to farmers and policymakers. In 2020, the dairy industry boldly committed to the goal …

IDF Nutrition and Health Symposium Highlights Impact of Dairy

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) organized on 3 May its third annual Nutrition and Health Symposium – Beyond nutrients: the health effects of whole foods.  The symposium featured key presentations from world renowned experts on dairy’s impact on non-communicable diseases. Speakers explored the impact of the dairy matrix on colorectal, cancer, heart and bone health, as well as type 2 …

NMPF Submits Milk-Pricing Plan to USDA, Moving FMMO Modernization Forward

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) recently submitted to USDA its comprehensive proposal for modernizing the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) system, the product of two years of examination and more than 150 meetings held to build consensus behind updates to a program that last saw significant changes in 2000. “Dairy farmers and their cooperatives need a modernized Federal Milk …

U.S. Trade Representative Highlights Importance of Common Names Protection

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) and U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) expressed their appreciation for the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) prioritization of the protection of common names in this year’s Special 301 Report. The organizations urged USTR to swiftly move forward with more assertive steps to preserve export access for food producers relying …

May 1 is Last Day to Register for Animal Ag Alliance Stakeholders Summit

Registration for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2023 Stakeholders Summit, set for May 4-5 in Arlington, Va., is open through May 1. The theme of this year’s event is “Partners in Progress: Building a Sustainable Future for Animal Ag.” Event sessions will feature an update on legal and legislative issues affecting animal agriculture, including lessons learned from false advertising lawsuits and …

North Valley Military Institute Receives Dairy Council Grant

Dairy Council of California, a leader in nutrition education and advocacy, has awarded a $5,000 community grant to North Valley Military Institute in Los Angeles to support the development of a cooking program titled, Cooking With Families: A Creative Twist on Familiar Foods. This program is designed to support students and families to foster healthy eating while representing the culture …

Judges Named For 2023 All American Jersey Shows

The judges have been selected for The 71st All American Jersey Shows, sponsored by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. The largest exhibition of Registered Jersey™ cattle in the world, the three shows of The All American, will be held November 3, 5, 6, 2023, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, …

U.S. Dairy Announces New Collaboration to Lead on Climate

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) announced the signing of a set of principles and a new partnership with the National Agricultural Organizations (FARM) from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia and Colombia to constructively engage governments and international organizations around the world on the issues of livestock, agriculture, climate and trade. Far …

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