American Dairy Coalition Applauds USDA’s ‘Robust’ Federal Milk Price Hearing Notice

July 24, 2023 American Dairy Coalition

American Dairy Coalition applauds the USDA notice of public rulemaking through a national hearing for all Federal Milk Marketing Orders, set to begin August 23 in Carmel, Indiana.

Approaching Farm Bill Quickest Way to Return to “Higher of” Milk Pricing

March 2, 2023 American Dairy Coalition

Farm Bill discussions are underway, including the future of federal milk pricing. In fact, there is some unfinished business from the previous Farm Bill with consensus among dairy producers and organizations to return the Class I pricing formula to its previous ‘higher of’ method that was changed legislatively to an ‘averaging’ method in the last Farm Bill. That change did not go through a hearing process or a producer referendum.

FDA Proposing to Allow Fake Milk to be Labeled as Real Milk

February 24, 2023 American Dairy Coalition

It has been a long five-year wait since former FDA commissioner Scott Gottleib said ‘almonds don’t lactate’ in 2018 when FDA called for public comments about their (lack of) enforcement of milk standards of identity in the labeling of fake milk alternatives. FDA’s draft guidance, “Labeling of Plant-based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary Nutrient Statements: Guidance for Industry,” was just released on Feb. 22. 

ADC Applauds Senator Gillibrand for Reintroducing the “Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act”

February 17, 2023 American Dairy Coalition

The American Dairy Coalition applauds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for the dairy priorities she has announced ahead of the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill negotiations, especially her plan to reintroduce the Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act.

American Dairy Coalition Announces 2023 Federal Policy Priorities, Action Plan

January 26, 2023 American Dairy Coalition

American Dairy Coalition, a grassroots dairy farmer-led organization with diverse geographic representation, announced federal policy priorities and an action plan for 2023.