New Economic Analysis of U.S. Dairy Industry Shows $ 620B in Economic Impact and 3 Million+ Jobs

In honor of National Dairy Month, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today launched an updated version of its popular economic impact tool, Dairy Delivers®, which measures the combined impact of the dairy products industry at the national, state and Congressional district levels across the United States.

NMPF, IDFA Commend Introduction of Bipartisan School Milk Nutrition Act

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) offered their strong support for a bipartisan bill to codify into law current milk varieties that schools may offer and reaffirm the long-standing requirement that milk served in schools be fully consistent with the most recent version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

IDFA’s Advocacy for ‘Natural Cheese’ Definition Achieves Action

The term “natural cheese”’ has been used by the U.S. cheese industry for decades, and one of IDFA’s top priorities is for Congress to include a definition of this term in federal statute to protect against consumer confusion. IDFA came closer to reaching this goal last week when Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) reintroduced the Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions (CURD) Act in the Senate.

Milk Shares Victory Lane Spotlight at Indy 500

Last weekend marked the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with racer Simon Pagenaud taking the checkered flag after a battle in the final laps with Alexander Rossi. An elated Pagenaud was draped in the traditional wreath of flowers and then handed something many Indy 500 winners have received for the past 82 years—a glass bottle full of milk.

Statement From Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO, International Dairy Foods Association on Section 232 Tariffs

“On behalf of our more than 500 members across the dairy industry, the International Dairy Foods Association is very pleased with news of this comprehensive agreement to remove Section 232 tariffs as well as retaliatory tariffs, delivering a more level playing field for U.S. dairy with our North American partners. ”