IDFA and Dairy Companies Applaud USDA’s New Dairy Donation Program Aimed at Addressing Hunger, Food Waste

The Department today released an interim final rule all but finalizing the DDP and making its $400 million funding available to eligible handlers and cooperatives. The program will ensure U.S. dairy companies are fairly compensated for donating nutritious dairy products to Americans struggling with hunger and food insecurity. 

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 Senate Appropriations Committee Passage of the FY2022 Appropriations Bill for USDA, FDA, and Related Agencies

“The funding bill passed yesterday by the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations is a win for the health and wellness of all Americans. The Committee voted to triple the amount of funding going to support the SNAP Healthy Fluid Milk Incentives Projects (HFMIP) as part of the fiscal year 2022 appropriations bill for the USDA, FDA, and related agencies.”

IDFA Announces Dairy Forum 2022: NEW. NOW. NEXT.

Dairy Forum is back live and in person in 2022 in sunny Palm Desert, Calif. The event will challenge participants with the latest thinking on leadership, policy, technology, people and workforce, economics, and innovation.

IDFA Welcomes 30 Future Dairy Industry Leaders Into NextGen Leadership Program

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced that 30 future leaders of the dairy industry have been accepted into the third class of the NextGen Leadership Program, a signature program of IDFA’s People Strategy. This incredible group of emerging leaders was selected based on their experience and scope of responsibility within their organizations.