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2011-07-13 14:20:00

Statement by Connie Tipton, President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton regarding draft legislation related to dairy policy that was circulated today by Rep. Collin Peterson, ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. "We are disappointed that Rep. Collin Peterson is circulating draft legislation that clearly would take the...

2011-07-06 16:53:00

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association hailed today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that a formal agreement on a pilot cross-border trucking program between Mexico and the United States has been signed. The agreement will reduce 50 percent of the tariffs imposed by Mexico on U.S. cheese exports. The tariffs have been in place since last year as a result of the United States' failure to comply with the...

2011-06-02 11:25:00

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The shape may have shifted from pyramid to plate, but the message remains the same: dairy is an important part of the daily diet, for adults and children alike. For that reason, the U.S. dairy industry today praised the USDA's new MyPlate education tool, which provides a clear and visual message that a healthy diet is comprised of a variety of nutrient-rich foods, including low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese and yogurt.(1) America's dairy farmers...

2011-05-25 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An economic review drawing from analyses of a controversial dairy market stabilization program shows that, if implemented, the program would slow U.S. job growth in agriculture, curtail the U.S. dairy industry's export potential and impede worldwide food security while increasing domestic price volatility. The economic review, "A Look at Dairy Market Price Volatility and Options for Dairy Policy Reform," was released today by the...

2011-04-11 17:18:00

Boards oppose NMPF's dairy policy package CARLSBAD, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leaders of the International Dairy Foods Association's (IDFA) three constituent organizations voted today to support IDFA's dairy policy reform recommendations and to oppose the National Milk Producers Federation's dairy policy package. The directors of the Milk Industry Foundation, the National Cheese Institute and the International Ice Cream Association met this weekend to review...

2011-04-01 13:50:00

Asks Ag Committee Chairs to Fund Program for Balance of 2011 Expresses opposition to so-called "Growth Management Programs" WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connie Tipton, CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, has called on Congress to maintain funding for a federal risk management insurance program for dairy farmers. In a letter to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS),...

2011-03-08 10:52:00

More than 30 CEOs and Other Leaders Sign Letter to Vilsack, Praising Leadership but Cautioning Against Divisive Measures WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of more than 30 companies, all members of the International Dairy Foods Association, urged Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to implement nearly all of the reforms recommended by the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee but urged him not to endorse any proposal to manipulate milk supplies or manage industry...


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