NMPF, USDEC Pleased With Recent USMCA Ruling

The National Milk Producers Federation and the U.S. Dairy Export Council are applauding this month’s decision that Canada improperly restricted access for American dairy producers. The ruling by the USMCA Dispute Settlement Panel is the first under the updated trilateral trade agreement. NMPF executive vice president, Jaime Castanado said much of the new, small access the […]

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 […]

U.S. Dairy Industry Continues To Have Concern With Canada’s TRQ

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has initiated a trade dispute settlement case with the Canadian government over dairy tariff-rate quota, or TRQ. Senior Vice President of both the National Milk Producers Federation and the Dairy Export Council Shawna Morris says they’ve been asking for enforcement action since mid-2020. “The main problem we pointed to in particular was the fact that […]

Dairy Groups Welcome U.S. Callout of EU Food Name Protections

The Consortium for Common Food Names, National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council recently commended U.S. Trade Ambassador Katherine Tia for announcing an opinion on geographic indicators. USTR’s Special 301 Report, an annual publication tallying global challenges pertaining to intellectual property issues, called out the EU’s policy of blocking fair competition through the […]

U.S. Dairy Working To Regain Market Share In China

The U.S. Heartland China Association recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the trading relationship between the U.S. and China. Agriculture and trade officials from both countries talked about ways to go about improving the relationship between the nations. Krysta Harden, President and CEO of the U.S Dairy Export Council, said America’s dairy farmers have a […]

Harden Named President/CEO at U.S. Dairy Export Council

Dairy Management Inc. and the U.S. Dairy Export Council announced the promotion of Krysta Harden from chief operating officer to President and CEO. Harden was named COO in May 2020. During that time, she continued her role as executive vice-president of global environmental strategy for DMI, which manages the national dairy checkoff for 34,000 dairy […]

Senates Sets Vote for Vilsack Confirmation

The Senate will vote whether or not to confirm Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary next week. The exact time is uncertain, but the Senate calendar has the vote planned for Tuesday, February 23rd. The Senate will debate the nomination for 20 minutes before voting, with the majority and minority parties receiving equal time. Ag experts […]

Senate Ag Committee Schedules Vilsack Confirmation Hearing

The Senate Agriculture Committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing for Agriculture Secretary nominee Tom Vilsack. The committee will meet Tuesday, February 2. Vilsack is expected to enjoy a smooth confirmation process overall. Vilsack previously served as Ag Secretary for all eight years of the Obama administration before heading up the U.S. Dairy Export Council. The […]

Harden to Take Vilsack’s Role at USDEC

Krysta Harden will take the role of CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, if current CEO Tom Vilsack is confirmed as the Next Agriculture Secretary. Harden served as Deputy Agriculture Secretary from 2013 to 2016, and is the current chief operating officer at the USDEC. Chair of the organization, Larry Hancock, said, “Vilsack will […]

USTR Is Taking Action on U.S. Dairy Access to Canada

The U.S. Dairy Export Council and the National Milk Producers Federation applaud the announcement that the U.S. Trade Representative is taking action on Canada’s dairy policies. Robert Lighthizer will initiate official consultations with Canada to examine the administration of its Tariff Rate Quota obligations for dairy. The two U.S. dairy organizations have long raised an […]