Articles Tagged with ''dairy industry''

IDFA commends president on TPA, US trade agreements

Following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) said it is encouraged the president’s call to pass legislation reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority was welcomed with bipartisan support from members of Congress,

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More than half of US dairy producers enroll in margin protection program

Over 23,000 of the nation’s dairy operations, more than half of all dairy farms in the US, have enrolled in a new safety-net program created by the 2014 Farm Bill known as the Margin Protection Program, according to USDA.

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US agricultural coalition supports efforts to facilitate dairy exports to Cuba

A number of leading food and agricultural organizations have joined together to support additional changes in US policy to facilitate US dairy exports to Cuba and permit open travel for Americans to the country.

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Dairy industry applauds discussions with China on cheese naming

The US dairy industry praised the results of recent meetings with China where officials committed to stronger protections for common food names, including cheese, according to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

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Dairy industry urges US officials to prioritize TPP market access gains

The US dairy industry has reached out to US government agricultural trade negotiators to inform them that their efforts on any final Pacific Rim free trade agreement must put access to foreign markets for US dairy farmers first and avoid pressure from other countries to regionalize all new market access opportunities in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.

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USDA extends deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program

USDA has extended the application deadline for the Dairy Margin Protection Program through Dec. 19.

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USDA keeps dairy exports open to Morocco

USDA’s  Agricultural Marketing Service announced this week the government of Morocco accepted a proposed certificate without further revision that concludes more than three years of negotiations to freely allow US dairy exports into the country.

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IDFA calls for replacement of Japan’s import system

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) submitted a letter to US Trade Representative Michael Froman and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack calling for the replacement of Japan’s current import administration in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Rising global demand for dairy will require balancing act

The global demand for milk is expected to surge by 36 percent in the next decade, overtaking supply which will require producers in developed and emerging dairy markets to take on a balancing act to ensure sustainable success, according to the 7th Dairy Index released by Tetra Pak.

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IDFA enhances on-floor activities for 2015 International Dairy Show

The International Dairy Foods Association has enhanced several on-floor activities for its 2015 International Dairy Show and launched a newly expanded website.

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