The program will support 50 fellows in rural and urban communities across America working to improve broadband connectivity and digital inclusion.
April 27, 2021
Land O’Lakes Inc., a cooperative based in Arden Hills, Minn., announced the formation of a new program for young leaders aimed at a boots-on-the-ground effort to boost local internet connectivity and the benefits it provides.
The stories highlight the Importance of family and breakfast in Instagram live event.
April 22, 2021
To help encourage families to cherish shared moments at the breakfast table, Real California Milk — the Tracy, Calif.-based California Milk Advisory Boards (CMAB) — said it created a new digital series of short stories for children.
The Dairy Pride Act would stop the use of dairy terms such as milk, yogurt and cheese on the labels of nondairy products made from nuts, seeds, plants and algae.
April 22, 2021
Reps. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), and Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho) re-introduced bipartisan legislation that requires the FDA to take enforcement action against manufacturers labeling nondairy products as dairy, according to representatives of Welch and Simpson.
The association also announced new board members for the 2021-2022 term.
April 14, 2021
The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) said Steve Bechel of Eau Galle Cheese Factory in Durand, Wis., will serve as president of its board of directors in the 2021-2022 term, which begins July 1.
The live, virtual event was held during CheeseExpo Global Online.
April 9, 2021
The live, virtual Championship Cheese Auction, part of the Chr. Hansen Spotlight Event on April 7 during CheeseExpo Global Online, raised $39,125 for Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) scholarship programs and industry educational opportunities, as well as the World and U.S. Championship Cheese Contests, WCMA said.
USDEC, NMPF urged the Biden administration to work to eliminate foreign tariffs on — and nontariff impediments to — U.S. exports.
April 1, 2021
The U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), both headquartered in Arlington, Va., urged the Biden administration to work to eliminate foreign tariffs on — and nontariff impediments to — U.S. exports, following the March 31 release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) of the “2021 National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers.”
Production and consumption of Hispanic cheeses have grown significantly in the United States. In 2019, the United States manufactured about 333 million pounds of Hispanic cheeses versus only 206 million pounds in 2009.
In video comments to USDA, Dykes highlights nutritional significance of dairy, offers solutions to ensure food purchase program does not distort dairy markets.
March 22, 2021
Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), gave video comments on March 22 to the USDA on a food purchase and distribution program to succeed the Farmers to Families Food Box Program created in 2020.