In this opinion piece, Michael Dykes, DVM, president & CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, urges Congress to compensate the men and women working on the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic in food processing, food retail, food transportation, and throughout the food supply chain in the next coronavirus response package.
This is the second episode of a five-part podcast series exploring a wide range of issues in the dairy industry. In this episode, farm broadcasters Spencer Chase and Ben Nuelle report on the various changes in dairy policy in recent memory.
Though a grocery shopper may remain oblivious to the financial collapse of Dean Foods, a major milk processor and manufacturer, the industry is guessing how the firm's trip though Chapter 11 bankruptcy and expected sale to the Dairy Farmers of America will all shake out.
Some of Mexico’s highest-ranking government officials will present a proposal to the White House Wednesday on controlling border security in an effort to stop the Trump administration from turning an immigration issue into a trade war.
The optimism coming out of the White House and USDA for a U.S. deal with China to end the trade war has been growing for months, but the rosy outlook dimmed this week because of a new rift between both countries’ negotiators.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2017 – The Food and Drug Administration says it will ease enforcement of restrictions on the use of ultrafiltered milk (UF) in standardized cheeses, noting recent developments in the export market have caused “an oversupply and pricing challenges” with UF.
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2017 – The U.S. dairy industry is asking the Trump administration to get tough with Canada. The National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the International Dairy Foods Association today urged the White House to take action against Canada for “slamming the door to American dairy exports in violation of existing trade commitments between the two nations.”
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2017 - President Trump has followed through on his promise to pick a nominee for the Supreme Court with solid conservative credentials. And his pick, Denver-based appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch, is going to be especially attractive to people who believe that regulatory agencies have overreached their legislative authority.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 - White House spokesman Sean Spicer is calling a new executive order the most significant action against overregulation since 1981. The order would bar agencies from finalizing any new rules during the rest of the 2017 fiscal year that would impose higher costs on the economy.