New ITC Reports Calls US Dairy a Winner in North American Trade Deal

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) hailed a new report released today by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that assesses the likely impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the U.S. economy and industry sectors.

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.

Letters to USDA Call for Prioritizing Dairy Provisions

The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following statement by Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO, regarding House and Senate letters sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging timely implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 dairy provisions.

IDFA Selects Directors for Five Industry Segment Boards

The International Dairy Foods Association announced the names of nearly 100 dairy executives who have been selected to serve as directors on the association’s newly formed Industry Segment Boards. These boards, which will launch in March, represent fluid milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt and cultured products, and dairy-derived ingredients.

Dairy Industry Endorses Bipartisan, Bicameral Tariff Bill

“The International Dairy Foods Association supports the Trade Security Act, sponsored by Reps. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN), and Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Doug Jones (D-AL). This bill would reform Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 by requiring the Department of Defense to justify the national security basis for new tariffs under Section 232 and expand the role of Congress throughout the process.