Help calves beat the heat

Changes to calf management that improve overall calf comfort and performance become especially paramount during heat stress conditions. According to a new Penn State University factsheet, there are several strategies that can help calves beat the heat this summer. Among them is the use of shade, even for calves housed in hutches. FULL STORY »

New school snack regulations good news for dairy sector

New U.S. Department of Agriculture rules affecting foods sold in schools will ensure that nutrient–rich dairy products will continue to be offered to the nation’s students in a variety of forms and settings, according to the National Milk Producers Federation. FULL STORY »

Cartoon character debuts to promote REAL Seal

In its ongoing effort to revitalize and build awareness of the dairy industry’s iconic REAL Seal, the National Milk Producers Federation is introducing a cartoon character modeled after the logo. FULL STORY »

Merck's Dairy Care365 series looks at milk parlor handling

In today’s challenging economy, it’s vital that dairy producers make the most of every husbandry practice, including low-stress handling of their herd. FULL STORY »

Increased access to Canadian dairy market urged

The National Milk Producers Federation’s Board of Directors last week approved a resolution in opposition to any Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that does not provide for significantly increased access to the Canadian dairy market. FULL STORY »

NMPF announces new president and CEO

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) announced today that Chief Operating Officer Jim Mulhern will take over as President & Chief Executive Officer on Jan. 1, 2014. FULL STORY »

Group enhances financial commitment to dairy exports

This week, members of Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) endorsed a larger investment in the farmer-funded self-help program, voting to enhance the membership requirement from 2 cents per hundredweight to 4 cents per hundredweight, effective July 1. FULL STORY »

NMPF: Senate deserves dairy farmers’ sincere thanks

National Milk Producers Federation President and CEO Jerry Kozak expressed his gratitude after the Senate voted to end debate on the farm bill. FULL STORY »

NMPF, dairy organizations urge Senate to end farm bill debate

Jerry Kozak, President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, released a statement urging the Senate to stop debating and pass the long-overdue farm bill. FULL STORY »

REAL Seal campaign hits social media

In celebration of June Dairy Month, efforts by the National Milk Producers Federation to revitalize the REAL Seal are taking a big leap forward this month. FULL STORY »

Farm Safety: Keeping your employees in mind

All farms, regardless of size and location, should have a safety program. According to the national statistics for Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2011, the third highest fatality rate occurred in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sectors. FULL STORY »

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