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. 

IDFA Recognizes Six Officials for Supporting U.S. Dairy

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has recognized six individuals whose work in federal legislation and food and agricultural policy has helped to advance the economic impact of the U.S. dairy industry.

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 Forms Supply Chain Task Force, Calls on Congress to Pass Infrastructure and Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) announced today the formation of a Supply Chain Task Force to develop policy recommendations to address severe supply chain disruptions affecting the U.S. dairy industry. Formation of the task force comes as the food and agriculture sector deals with several mounting challenges including labor shortages, steadily increasing costs for inputs such as ingredients and packaging, and major challenges moving products through sea and land ports.

U.S. Dairy Consumption Beats Expectations in 2020 and Continues to Surge Upward Despite Disruption Caused by Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their annual per-capita dairy consumption data today and the story, despite major shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, remains America’s growing love for dairy products of all shapes and sizes. The information from USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) adds 2020 data to an accounting of per capita dairy consumption dating back to 1975 when the average American consumed just 539 pounds of dairy foods per year.