Global Dairy Associations Applaud USMCA Report Holding Canada to its Trade Obligations

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the International Cheese Council of Canada (ICCC), the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ), and Eucolait applaud the findings of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) dispute panel on Canada’s administration of its dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs).  The USMCA panel – the first dispute panel to be established under the Agreement – found elements of Canada’s TRQ administration to be in breach of commitments under the Agreement and has recommended Canada amend its TRQ allocation regulations consistent with USMCA. 

Statement from Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO, on Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

“The International Dairy Foods Association applauds passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—the nation’s largest investment in improving public infrastructure since the 1950s. The bill promises to deliver federal funding to improve roads, bridges, ports, railways, and other parts of our transportation networks that have fallen into disrepair and hampered our economy’s growth. ”

IDFA Pleased to See USDA Funding to Purchase Healthy, Nutritious Dairy Foods for School Meals Programs and Solve Supply Chain Disruptions Hampering Food Distribution

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), released the following statement today on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement of investments of $1.5 billion for purchasing healthy foods for school meals programs and $500 million for responding to supply chain disruptions.

IDFA Opens Nominations for Annual Industry Awards

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) is seeking nominations for three top awards presented annually to leaders in the dairy industry. Nominations open today and will close on Friday, Oct. 29. Winners will be announced and recognized at Dairy Forum 2022 in Palm Desert, Calif. Nominations are now open for the following awards: the IDFA Laureate Award, the 2022 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award, and the IDFA Food Safety Leadership Award.

Statement from Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO, on USDA Update to the SNAP Thrifty Food Plan

Thrifty Food Plan, which will increase the average SNAP benefit by $36.24 per person, per month, or $1.19 per day, according to USDA.”