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Trump Administration Commits to Continued Staunch Defense of U.S. Food and Beverage Manufacturers Using Common Food Names

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A report on intellectual property issued Friday by the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office (USTR) outlined the Trump Administration’s continuing commitment to curtailing the damaging abuses of geographical indications (GIs) – particularly by the European Union (EU). The report highlighted ongoing threats to U.S. companies that legally use common food names both within the United States and in global trade. USTR’s …

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Bipartisan Congressional Letter Voices Support for Tackling of Canada’s Protectionist Dairy Practices

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Adding to the groundswell of recognition that Canada’s protectionist dairy policies are harmful to U.S. dairy exports, a bipartisan group of 68 members of the House of Representatives wrote to President Donald Trump yesterday urging him to insist that Canada comply with its dairy trade commitments, including those under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). At a time when questions are arising about the future of the …

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Ag Groups Pleased With Perdue Confirmation

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American Farm Bureau Federation The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farm Bureau heartily congratulates Secretary Sonny Perdue on his new role leading our nation’s Agriculture Department. We are eager for agriculture to finally have a seat in the president’s cabinet, and we know Secretary Perdue is just as eager to get to work …

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NMPF Statement in Response to Canadian Ambassador’s Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute

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From Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, NMPF “It’s absurd for the Canadian government to assert there is no relationship between its new Class 7 policy and the lost U.S. milk sales there. When customers in Canada, who have been purchasing milk products from American suppliers for years, suddenly decide to switch to domestic suppliers after Canada implements a major change …

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NMPF Statement on President Trump’s Comments on Dairy Trade Dispute with Canada

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Statement of Jim Mulhern, President and CEO, National Milk Producers Federation “We thank President Donald Trump for speaking out in Wisconsin against the harmful pricing policy Canada implemented in an effort to stifle competition with the United States. We have repeatedly stressed that trade must be fair and that all countries should be held accountable when they break the rules. Canada’s …

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National Dairy FARM Program Releases Updated Drug Residue Manual

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The National Dairy FARM Program has released the 2017 edition of its Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual, the primary educational tool for dairy managers about the judicious, responsible use of antibiotics and how to prevent drug residues in milk and meat. The Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Residue Prevention Manual serves as a valuable tool to the …

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NMPF Recognizes Members of Congress for Focusing Attention on Dairy Workforce Needs

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As discussions over immigration policy continue on Capitol Hill, the National Milk Producers Federation thanked members of both the House and Senate for working to address the unique labor challenges faced by dairy producers. NMPF has called on legislators to address this dilemma for more than a decade. “We welcome these bipartisan efforts to shine a light on an issue …

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Dairy, Ag Groups Urge President Trump to Act Immediately to Halt Canada’s Continued Disregard of Trade Obligations

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The U.S. dairy sector and state agriculture officials urged President Donald Trump to take immediate action against Canada’s repeated and escalating disregard for its trade obligations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Most recently, Canada implemented a new national pricing policy that blatantly blocks American dairy exports and will enable significant dumping of Canadian dairy products onto the …

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Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog

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by Jim Mulhern, President, CEO National Milk Producers Federation If experience is the best teacher, Congress should have learned an important lesson from the experience with the dairy Margin Protection Program during the past two years: letting policy be dictated by an inaccurate Congressional Budget Office computer model that attempts to predict costs of a proposed program 10 years into …

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Strengthening Dairy Safety Net Program Must be Priority as Farm Bill Discussions Commence

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As Congress begins its deliberations on the next farm bill, improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program must be a top priority for lawmakers, said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, who spoke today before the House Agriculture Committee. During the farm bill hearing on Capitol Hill, Mulhern told committee members that the dairy Margin …

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Farmers Need Solution to Immigration Challenge

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by Jim Mulhern, President, CEO, NMPF Too many of the nation’s dairy farmers are facing an ongoing, daunting challenge: finding enough American workers to fill jobs on their farms, even when they provide wages higher than those paid by other local jobs.  This “between a rock and hard place” dilemma has grown more acute as the national unemployment rate has …

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Senate Told Action Needed to Address Dairy Safety Net

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Dairy farmers need Congress to make improvements in the dairy title of the farm bill this year, and not wait until 2018 when the current bill expires, according to testimony delivered here today by Kansas dairy farmer Lynda Foster. In a field hearing Thursday on the campus of Kansas State University, Foster told members of the Senate Agriculture Committee that …

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NMPF, USDEC Urge Trump Administration Not to Cede Export Opportunities

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) urged the Trump Administration not to retreat from pursuing new trade opportunities in the Pacific Rim, and to protect the agricultural trade relationship between the United States and Mexico.

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Dairy Groups Support Senate Bill

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New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement today from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed that steps need to be taken to defend the integrity of federal food labeling standards and prevent the misbranding of dairy imitators.

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Concern Over Proposed Changes in WIC Feeding Program

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National Academy of Sciences Suggests Major Reduction in Servings of Nutrient-Rich Milk Offered in WIC Program From Jim Mulhern, President and CEO of NMPF, and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of IDFA: “The NAS Committee’s recommendations would undermine the nutritional value of the WIC program to needy Americans. It is contradictory that the NAS report would both acknowledge that many …

Dairy Organizations Applaud Congressional Letter to FDA

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A new congressional effort to prod federal regulators to crack down on the inappropriate labeling of products designed to imitate milk drew support from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which thanked lawmakers for speaking out on the issue.

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Dairy Groups Detail Importance of Dairy Trade

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) sent a joint letter today to President-elect Donald Trump outlining the importance of exports to the U.S. dairy sector and seeking further dialogue on ways the organizations can work with the incoming administration on trade policy. NMPF and USDEC said in their letter that expanded agricultural trade …