International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA): This June Dairy Month, Explore 5 Ways Dairy is Strengthening Diets in Communities

IDFA will share information, resources, and surprising facts about how dairy can fit into the diets and lifestyles of Americans of all ages, from all backgrounds and communities, and from all income levels.

IDFA Advocacy Alert: Your Support Needed to Add Cheese, Yogurt, and Whole Milk to Healthy Fluid Milk Incentives Projects!

IDFA: As we have previously reported, Chairman Thompson has indicated that the Committee will meet before Memorial Day to take up his draft Farm Bill. While it remains unknown if Congress will pass a Farm Bill this year, it is still important that the Chairman’s draft bill reflects our organization’s Farm Bill priorities.  

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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.