IDFA Applauds New Round of Trade Mitigation Measures by USDA, Including Payments and Purchases to Benefit the Dairy Industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced up to $16 billion in relief to U.S. agriculture as retaliatory tariffs from trading partners continue to disrupt U.S. export activity. International Dairy Foods Association president and CEO Michael Dykes, D.V.M., commended the announcement and appealed to the Administration to continue to focus on growing food and agricultural exports for dairy and other agriculture products.

IDFA to Visit South Dakota to Highlight Dairy’s Growing Impact on State Economy, Convene Leaders to Focus on Expanding Trade

Top leadership from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) will travel to Milbank, S.D. on Wednesday, April 24, to highlight the dairy industry’s growing economic impact in the state of South Dakota and join leaders from government and business calling for passage of trade deals and agreements critical to U.S. food and agriculture interests.

IDFA Names Matt Herrick to New Role as SVP, Executive and Strategic Communications

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Matt Herrick to the new position of senior vice president, executive and strategic communications. In this role, Herrick will be responsible for leading all of IDFA’s communications and reputation management activities, with a particular focus on promoting and extending the IDFA brand to support the growth of dairy in the United States and around the world.

NMPF, IDFA Support Legislation Allowing Whole Milk in School Meals

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) welcome the introduction of legislation sponsored by Reps. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, allowing whole milk in school nutrition programs.

IDFA Expands Focus on Yogurt with Transition of National Yogurt Association and Newly Created Segment Board

In December, the NYA board of directors voted to dissolve and transition its assets over to IDFA, including the Live and Active Cultures (LAC) Seal Program. This move aligned with IDFA’s recent change to a more streamlined and efficient governance structure. On Jan. 1, IDFA introduced a new Executive Council and created five Industry Segment Boards, including one dedicated to yogurt and cultured products.