GREEN BAY, Wis. — To most people, the word “dairy” simply means delicious and nutritious food — the milk, cheese, butter, ice cream and yogurt they add to a grocery shopping cart.
But the people up and down the supply chain, and the many others in the dairy community, realize there is much more to it. Dairy is complex.
The Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative today launched a new podcast — “Dairy Stream” — that opens a door to dairy’s many dimensions. The podcast topics will range from emerging technology and customer trends to government policy and innovation in conservation.
“There are so many moving parts to our dairy community, and those parts are moving incredibly fast today as the industry experiences dramatic changes. We want to help our members, customers and lawmakers make sense of it all and empower them to take control of their future,” said Tim Trotter, executive director of the two affiliated farm organizations.
The association and cooperative, which focus on advocating for progressive and sensible government dairy policies, have members throughout the Midwest.
The first episode of “Dairy Stream” zeroes in on the newly approved United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and other trade opportunities along with the possible effects of this year’s election on agricultural policy. The featured guest is Michael Torrey of Michael Torrey Associates in Washington D.C., a veteran of Capitol Hill’s political, legislative and regulatory environment.
“Dairy Stream” is hosted by Mike Austin, an award-winning agricultural radio and television broadcaster of more than 40 years in America’s Dairyland.
“I am excited to be part of ‘Dairy Stream,’ which will be an important venue to provide farmers with information valuable to the sustainability of their farming operations,” Austin said, “and also to provide answers and insights to their customers about what they are doing to ensure an affordable and safe food system.”
The Dairy Business Association is the leading dairy lobby group in Wisconsin, focused on advocating for sensible state laws and regulations that affect the dairy community. The nonprofit organization is comprised of dairy farmers, milk processors, vendors and other business partners who work collaboratively to ensure that dairy farms of all sizes have the support they need to keep America’s Dairyland strong. More information: www.dairyforward.com
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative provides dairy farmers throughout the Midwest with a powerful voice — the voice of milk — in Congress, with customers and within their communities. Edge, based in Green Bay, Wis., is one of the top cooperatives in the country based on milk volume. More information: www.voiceofmilk.com.