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Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

Elanco initiated legal action last week in an eastern Wisconsin U.S. District Court against international dairy conglomerate Arla Foods last Friday. Elanco wants the court to force Arla to stop what it calls a deceptive advertising campaign and false business practices against rbST. It’s a supplement marketed and sold by Elanco under the brand name Prosilac. Elanco says the technology …

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Dairy Industry Welcomes Swift Action by USTR Lighthizer to Launch NAFTA Modernization Efforts

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

The U.S. dairy industry commended Robert Lighthizer, the newly confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, for taking swift action under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) to begin the process for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In a notification letter sent today to Congress, Ambassador Lighthizer outlined some of the areas of the agreement that are …

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NMPF Facilitates NCIMS Passage of Proposals to Enhance Safety of Dairy Foods

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Legislative

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) helped secure several positive developments for dairy farmers and their cooperatives at the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) this week, as multiple NMPF-led initiatives won approval from the NCIMS delegates during their biennial meeting here. The NCIMS is a national cooperative regulatory program that includes state milk regulatory agencies, dairy companies and …

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NCBA Joins Canadian, Mexican Partners in Presidential Letter

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

“Don’t Jeopardize Our Success Under NAFTA” The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association joined its cattle-industry partners in Canada and Mexico in sending a joint letter to the leaders of those two nations and to President Trump, urging the three leaders to not “jeopardize the success we have all enjoyed as partners of the North American Free Trade Agreement.” The letter to President …

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2016 California Cost of Milk Production Annual Available

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

California’s Dairy Industry in 2016 The California Dairy Statistics Annual for 2016 reported total milk production was down 1.1 percent, compared to the previous year, the number of dairy cows declined 0.6 percent, milk per cow was down 0.5 percent, and the number of dairies decreased by 3.2 percent. The twelve month average price paid to California producers for farm …

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Stop Federal Water Extortion, Farm Bureau Says

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Water

Land managers in the West increasingly demand that ranchers who work federal land surrender their water rights to the government or get off the range. It’s extortion and a form of unconstitutional taking that simply has to stop, Randy Parker, Utah Farm Bureau’s vice president of national government affairs, told the House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. Legislation known …

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NAFTA Modernization Must Not Disrupt Pork Exports

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

Following notification by the Trump administration to Congress that it intends to modernize the trade agreement among the United States, Canada and Mexico, the National Pork Producers Council urged the president to make sure that tariffs remain at zero for pork traded in North America. The White House officially notified the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees, which …

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Grilling Season Poised to Increase Meat Demand

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

The seasonal grilling period is poised to increase demand for meat, according to statistics compiled by Oklahoma State University. The Food Demand Survey found consumers’ willingness-to-pay for steak increased nine percent this month. Meanwhile, consumers say their willingness-to-pay for chicken breast increased 1.2 percent, and 2.45 percent for pork chops, compared to levels indicated in April. Consumers noted a decrease …

Perdue: Milk Marketing Order Done by 2018

Taylor Hillman Dairy & Livestock

A California representative asked the Secretary of Agriculture where the newly released milk marketing order is at in the process of being finalized and when the golden state could see it’s adoption. The House Agriculture Committee had a hearing titled “State of the Rural Economy with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.” The hearing’s focus was on rural agriculture, and Secretary …

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State Milk Regulators Ask FDA for Assistance

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

State milk regulators requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) work with them to enforce the proper use of milk and milk product labeling terms, especially those meant to distinguish between real dairy products and plant-based imitators – a development the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) hailed as “the strongest statement yet that the abuse of dairy terms …

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Livestock Industry Calls for Relief from EPA’s Overly Burdensome Regulations

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Environment, Industry News Release

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council filed comments this week to the EPA calling for immediate action on several burdensome regulations the agency put forward under previous Administrations. The groups said that the regulations, “inhibit job creation, are ineffective, are unnecessary, or impose costs that exceed the environmental benefits. Often, these regulations impose federal requirements on …

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Dairy Industry Launches Marketing Campaign

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

The dairy industry has launched a multi-year marketing campaign promoting more than just milk. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, in partnership with America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers, has launched “Undeniably Dairy,” showcasing the “undeniable taste and enjoyment” that comes from dairy products. A marketing executive at Dairy Management Inc. said in a statement that the campaign “is about …

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Roberts, Stabenow, Pressing USDA on Canada Dairy Policy

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release

Senate Agriculture Committee leaders want the Department of Agriculture to address a dairy pricing issue between the U.S. and Canada. Senators Pat Roberts and Debbie Stabenow are pressing USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office to provide continued engagement with Canada over its dairy pricing policies that are harmful to U.S. dairy producers. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny …

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Study: U.S. Meat Sales to Reach $100 Billion

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Poultry

A new report projects that demand for meat and poultry will continue to drive sales in the U.S., helping total retail sales reach $100 billion by 2021. The report by market research firm Packaged Facts says meat and poultry products are consumer favorites, food industry mainstays and protein powerhouses, all factors that will keep the U.S. animal protein industry growing. …

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NCC Statement on US-China Preliminary Trade Agreement on Beef, Poultry

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Trade

“This announcement is a positive development and a testament to the administration’s work to break down some of the existing obstacles that have been preventing U.S. chicken from regaining access to the Chinese market,” said National Chicken Council President Mike Brown.  “With the announcement of U.S. beef access to China, we encourage the administration to continue their work to remove …

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Initial Results of the 100-Day Action Plan of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

President of the United States Donald Trump and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping agreed at their Mar-a-Lago meeting to advance U.S. – China economic cooperation with a 100-day action plan under the framework of the U.S. – China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue. Under the leadership of the co-chairs, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of …

China to Resume U.S. Beef Imports

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Trade

The White House announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with China that will restore U.S. beef access to that country. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden issued the following statement: “After being locked out of the world’s largest market for 13 years, we strongly welcome the announcement that an agreement has been made to restore U.S. beef exports …

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Dairy Industry Eager to Work With U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer

Dan Dairy & Livestock, Industry News Release, Trade

The dairy industry is eager to work with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect and expand market access for U.S. dairy while addressing problematic Canadian dairy policies, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) said today following Lighthizer’s Senate confirmation. Lighthizer will begin work on a variety of pressing trade policy issues, including …

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WASDE Report Shows Increase in Livestock and Poultry Production

Dan Dairy & Livestock

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released their May World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report this week, and in the Livestock, Poultry, and Dairy section, it notes that total red meat and poultry production for 2018 is projected to be higher than 2017 due to an increase in livestock and poultry production. Cattle placements during second half 2017 and …