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2011-03-08 08:50:00

40 Members Sign Letter to Vilsack, Praising Leadership but Cautioning Against Divisive Measures WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Dairy Foods Association CEO Connie Tipton, in a letter sent yesterday and signed by nearly 40 member companies, 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...

2011-02-07 17:29:00

IDFA Submits Written Comments to the House Committee on Ways and Means WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association urged Congress to move quickly to approve pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Republic of Korea, Colombia and Panama in written testimony submitted to the House Committee on Ways and Means. The testimony emphasized the positive impact these agreements will have on the dairy industry, and was submitted as part of a...

2011-01-25 09:48:00

Disproportionate Share Carried by Upper Midwest and Northeast States MIAMI, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by Informa Economics concludes that the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP) proposed by the National Milk Producers Federation would have withheld an estimated $626 million from dairy farmers during periods when they were already under significant financial pressure. In 2009, the worst financial year on record for dairy farmers, $390 million would have been...

2011-01-07 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association commends the announcement yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation of a concept document that details a U.S.-Mexico cross-border, long-haul trucking program to address safety concerns and U.S. compliance with trade obligations to Mexico. The proposal is a first step in solving a longstanding dispute that has resulted in Mexico levying tariffs on U.S. exports, including many cheeses....

2010-11-12 12:33:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association urges continued negotiations between the United States and South Korea to reach agreement on an expansive free-trade agreement with South Korea. President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announced earlier this week that, after intense negotiations leading up to the Group of 20 summit, more negotiations were needed before a deal could be reached. IDFA considers this agreement...

2010-08-05 17:37:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The International Dairy Foods Association applauded the leadership of Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on the passage of child nutrition legislation that strengthens federal feeding programs. The federal child nutrition programs include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Supplemental Program for Women Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Child and Adult...

2010-06-16 12:32:00

President and CEO says plan will limit industry growth and decrease demand for dairy ingredients WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During her opening remarks today at the International Dairy Foods Association's Washington Conference, IDFA's president and CEO blasted recent proposals that would create a government-mandated system to limit the supply of milk produced by dairy farms. A "supply-management" proposal was recently introduced in the House of Representatives and a...

2010-06-10 16:47:00

Statement by Connie Tipton, President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "On behalf of the members of the International Dairy Foods Association, I commend the board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation for its commitment to long-term dairy policy change as outlined in its 'Foundation for the Future' plan approved yesterday. Many of the elements of the plan are forward-looking and recognize the need to...

2010-06-02 17:07:00

IDFA Applauds EPA for Common Sense Approach WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association has learned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not require milk silos, tanks and other equipment to comply with the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Rule (SPCC) when the rule's obligations go into effect in November. It is expected that EPA will issue a final rule giving a permanent exemption to milk storage tanks up to 1 million...

2010-05-11 17:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following statement by Connie Tipton, president and CEO, regarding today's Report to the President by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: "On behalf of our member companies, I want to applaud First Lady Michelle Obama and the Obama Administration for its integrated approach to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. The dairy industry is committed to...


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