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2013-04-25 20:22:58

Farm Groups, Food Industry, Consumers, Taxpayers Embrace Dairy Solution WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading up to the formulation of the 2013 Farm Bill, two House Agriculture Committee members introduced a bill today that forges a bipartisan compromise approach to reforming U.S. dairy policy. The "Dairy Freedom Act" by Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and David Scott (D-GA) provides a safety net for dairy farmers that would establish a new revenue...

Aspartame In Milk? Petition Seeks To Allow Artificial Sweeteners In Milk
2013-03-03 06:51:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Dairy industry experts are attempting to convince the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow them to include artificial sweeteners such as aspartame in milk without the products being forced to carry special labels, various media outlets reported late last week. According to US News and World Reports writer Danielle Kurtzleben, two industry trade groups — the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the...

2012-12-31 16:21:29

Dairy Manufacturers and Consumer Groups Oppose New Program WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) stated today that the legislation proposed by Congressional Agriculture Committee leaders would still cause a problem in the marketplace because it includes a controversial new program designed to limit the milk supply. That proposal, championed by Representative Collin Peterson (D-MN) yet resisted by consumer groups, food...

2012-12-27 20:20:22

Farm Bill Dairy Policies Remain Controversial WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today urging him to avoid or delay the impact of a 1949 law that could drastically raise milk prices. The letter outlined legal options available to the government to avoid this "dairy cliff," which could impact the pocketbooks of millions of consumers and taxpayers. In the letter, IDFA...

2012-11-28 16:26:10

Survey Finds Majority Prefer Other Programs to Help Dairy Farmers; Also Feel Milk Prices Should be Set by the Market WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new nationwide survey released today found that 81 percent of Americans agree that individual farmers should have the freedom to decide how much milk they produce and not have a limit set by government policy. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121128/DC20536-INFO ) The survey, which was conducted...

2012-09-07 14:22:15

Milk Fees Would Skyrocket under Proposed Farm Bill WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association today responded to Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer's concern that the Republican nominee for President, Mitt Romney, raised milk fees. IDFA shares concerns about industry fees and cautioned that a new Farm Bill proposal, recently endorsed by Secretary Tom Vilsack, would both raise fees and increase domestic milk prices. Most states collect...

2012-07-23 10:26:53

Government-Mandated Reductions to Farmers' Incomes Would Have Started in May WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A proposal in the new Farm Bill headed to the House floor would have been limiting U.S. milk production since May, if it had been in effect, even as agriculture economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are warning that the drought throughout the country will reduce milk supply and raise consumer prices. According to calculations set out in the bill...

2012-07-11 10:24:03

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connie Tipton, president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, issued the following statement on the House Agriculture Committee vote on the bipartisan amendment to the Farm Bill offered by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. David Scott (D-GA) that would have stripped a supply management provision from the Dairy Security Act and offered the safety net of a margin insurance program with no strings attached. "We applaud Mr....

2012-07-10 10:28:34

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several national food trade associations, including the National Restaurant Association, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Chain Restaurant Association, the National Grocers Association and the National Frozen Pizza Institute, have joined a long, and growing, list of organizations that have voiced their opposition to a controversial new dairy program designed to periodically limit milk...

2012-07-10 06:28:23

Six Groups Co-sign Letter to House Ag Committee Leaders Asking for Changes WASHINGTON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's second-largest dairy cooperative has joined other producer groups in opposing the Dairy Security Act, included in the House Agriculture Committee chairman's mark of the Farm Bill. In a letter sent yesterday to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN), the groups, including California Dairies,...