Dairy Industry to Meet Next Week

Dairy Industry groups will meet next week in Las Vegas for their annual joint meeting. The National Milk Producers Federation, National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, and United Dairy Industry Association will meet November 14t-17th. Attendees will hear how the dairy industry groups are working to “Make Every Drop Count” for U.S. dairy farmers. Key […]

Supply Chain Crisis Could Permanently Harm U.S. Agriculture

The current supply chain crisis could cause more than delays an inconveniences for the farming community. Leprino Foods President and CEO Mike Durkin told the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday, “This export crisis may well result in irreparable harm to American agriculture as customers around the world are questioning the U.S. dairy industry’s reliability as a […]

NMPF Calling On Administration To Address Port Backups

The National Milk Producers Federation, alongside nearly 80 other associations in the industry, are looking to the Biden administration to take action to mitigate what many are calling a crisis at the west coast ports. NMPF Vice President of Policy, Jaime Castaneda, said the backups are not hurting only western producers, but dairy farmers across the […]

NMPF Encourages Farm County To Get Vaccinated

In an open letter penned earlier this month, the National Milk Producers Federation is urging farmers and ranchers to get the COVID-19 vaccination. The NMPF’s Theresa Sweeney-Murphy, said vaccination rates in rural America are lagging behind their urban and suburban counterparts, which is problematic for a variety of reasons. “Lower vaccination rates are leading to […]

Groups Call for Climate-Smart Investments, Including Broadband

The National Milk Producers Federation and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives led a coalition of 12 agricultural and conservation organizations in a letter on investments. They’re advocating for significant new funding for climate-smart agricultural practices that can help farmers to build on their environmental stewardship leadership. The groups said much more can be done […]

NMPF Pleased With Effort To Make Dairy Producers Eligible For H-2A

Last week, the National Milk Producers Federation expressed their pleasure with an amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations bill, proposed by representatives Dan Newhouse and Henry Cuellar that will allow the dairy industry to participate in the H-2A program. NMPF’s Senior Vice President for Government Relations Paul Bleiberg, said the amendment is very important to the […]

Lawmakers Seek Reimbursement for Dairy Farmers

A group of lawmakers has called on the Biden administration to reimburse dairy producers for losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and market-related losses. In a recent letter to President Joe Biden, the 24 lawmakers say, “We strongly urge you to ensure our producers are reimbursed for as much of the roughly $725 million in […]

Dairy Industry Urges Renewal of Trade Promotion Authority

Dairy groups have called on the Biden Administration to seek renewal of Presidential Trade Promotion Authority, which expired last week. The National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council said the move will foster further expansion of U.S. dairy exports. TPA lays out congressional expectations for trade agreements negotiated by the administration and establishes […]

USTR Begins USMCA Dispute Panel on Dairy Trade with Canada

On Tuesday, Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced the U.S. has requested and established a dispute settlement panel under the USMCA regarding dairy trade. The request seeks to review measures adopted by Canada that “undermine the ability of American dairy exporters to sell a wide range of products to Canadian consumers.” The U.S. is challenging Canada’s […]

National Milk Producers Federation Working To Get Dairy Industry Vaccinated

The dairy industry is meeting vaccine hesitancy head on in an effort to get the shot in the arms of rural America. Theresa Sweeney-Murphy with the National Milk Producers Federation said organization has tried to make itself a resource throughout the pandemic, particularly on its website. “We kept an up to date list of where states […]