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IDFA Applauds USDA Actions on Nutrition Security Including Healthy Fluid Milk Incentive Projects

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Actions on Nutrition Security.

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.”

Dairy Should Remain a Primary Component of USDA’s Food Distribution Program, IDFA’s Michael Dykes Says

In the three minutes allotted to him, Dykes advocated for dairy products to remain a primary component of USDA’s food purchase program for their unparalleled health benefits, and he provided recommendations to the department on crafting a program that does not distort dairy markets.

Statement from IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes on USMCA Press Conference at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) issued the following statement from Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO, on the USMCA press conference held today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

IDFA’s Michael Dykes: Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry Needs Trade Deal With Mexico, Canada

Wisconsin’s dairy industry pumps about $82,500 per minute into the state economy. Imagine if that economic productivity — those jobs, businesses and even the business taxes that support schools and roads — were to disappear?