International Dairy Foods Association

International Dairy Foods Association The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and suppliers.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: - Milk Industry Foundation (MIF) - National Cheese Institute (NCI) - International Ice Cream Association (IICA) IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members and their 165 divisions, subsidiaries, and joint ventures run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. In addition, 345 member companies provide processing equipment and supplies, packaging equipment and materials, ingredients and a wide variety of products and services to the dairy processing industry. Nearly 15 state and regional trade associations are also members of IDFA.

The #USMCA has passed the House, and now the future of manufacturing is in the hands of the Senate. Let’s tell our Senat...
01/16/2020

The #USMCA has passed the House, and now the future of manufacturing is in the hands of the Senate. Let’s tell our Senators: pass the #USMCAnow!

Take action here: https://actnow.io/MVCu9nu

Another reason to be excited for #2020 ... The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020! Did you k...
12/31/2019

Another reason to be excited for #2020 ... The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020! Did you know that #Japan is the second largest net importer of #cheese in the world - importing nearly $1.3 billion in cheese in 2018?

#NewYears #Trade

The passage of #USMCA is a huge win for #dairy, #foodandAg, and our American #economy. Thank you to our @dairyidfa membe...
12/19/2019

The passage of #USMCA is a huge win for #dairy, #foodandAg, and our American #economy. Thank you to our @dairyidfa members, the @USMCACoalition, and everyone who works hard for #American workers, businesses, and families!

12/19/2019

USMCA has been negotiated and signed. But, it won’t go into effect until Congress approves the deal. #USMCAnow

Trade with #Canada and #Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs. Tell Congress you support #USMCA by sharing ...
12/17/2019

Trade with #Canada and #Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs. Tell Congress you support #USMCA by sharing this post. #USMCAnow

#USMCA has been negotiated and signed. But, it won’t go into effect until Congress approves the deal. Tell Congress: Vot...
12/17/2019

#USMCA has been negotiated and signed. But, it won’t go into effect until Congress approves the deal. Tell Congress: Vote YES on USMCA. #USMCAnow.

12/17/2019

Check out IDFA President and CEO @michaeldykesdc on @OfficialRFDTV this morning as he discusses #USMCA and how it is a major victory for U.S. #Dairy and #FoodandAg!

Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs. Tell Congress you support USMCA by sharing thi...
12/17/2019

Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs. Tell Congress you support USMCA by sharing this post. #USMCAnow

Since the U.S., Canada and Mexico entered into #NAFTA in 1994, all three countries have seen dramatic increases in trade...
12/17/2019

Since the U.S., Canada and Mexico entered into #NAFTA in 1994, all three countries have seen dramatic increases in trade and job growth. 1/3 of all U.S. merchandise exports now goes to Canada or Mexico. USMCA will help American exporters to continue grow. #USMCAnow

American farmers and ranchers have praised USMCA for its outstanding market access and modern, science-based sanitary an...
12/17/2019

American farmers and ranchers have praised USMCA for its outstanding market access and modern, science-based sanitary and phytosanitary standards that are the strongest achieved in any trade agreement. #USMCAnow

According to the U.S. International Trade Commission, #dairy exports will grow by $227 million to Canada and $50.6 milli...
12/17/2019

According to the U.S. International Trade Commission, #dairy exports will grow by $227 million to Canada and $50.6 million to Mexico once #USMCA is implemented. #USMCAnow

USMCA includes strong rules against so-called “non-tariff barriers” that discriminate against U.S. exports while promoti...
12/17/2019

USMCA includes strong rules against so-called “non-tariff barriers” that discriminate against U.S. exports while promoting regulatory compatibility and regulatory best practices. #USMCAnow www.USMCACoalition.org

Canada and Mexico are the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises, more than 120,000 of ...
12/17/2019

Canada and Mexico are the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises, more than 120,000 of which sell their goods and services in our two North American neighbors. #USMCAnow

This is a much needed step in the right direction to ensure students have more access to nutritious, delicious #milk in ...
12/12/2019
Why Schools That Banned Chocolate Milk Are Bringing It Back

This is a much needed step in the right direction to ensure students have more access to nutritious, delicious #milk in #schools!
http://ow.ly/Sv8W50xyuGT

Some school districts are concerned that banning chocolate or other flavored milk means students will miss out on important nutrients. But that's not the only reason they are reversing their bans.

IDFA would like to thank @RepDustyJohnson for taking time to discuss why it’s time to #PassUSMCA now. Passage of USMCA w...
12/04/2019

IDFA would like to thank @RepDustyJohnson for taking time to discuss why it’s time to #PassUSMCA now. Passage of USMCA would mean an estimated $277 million in increased sales to North American partners once the agreement is fully implemented.

Thank you so much to @daveloebsack for having IDFA and top #dairy execs come by and discuss the future of the #dairy ind...
12/04/2019

Thank you so much to @daveloebsack for having IDFA and top #dairy execs come by and discuss the future of the #dairy industry, and why passage of #USMCA is a big win for the US #economy.

Thanks to @SusanWBrooks for having IDFA President and CEO @michaeldykesdc and top #dairy exec members over to advocate f...
12/04/2019

Thanks to @SusanWBrooks for having IDFA President and CEO @michaeldykesdc and top #dairy exec members over to advocate for passage of #USMCA.

IDFA and top #dairy exec members stopped by @RepLarryBucshon's office today to advocate for passage of #USMCA. The deal ...
12/04/2019

IDFA and top #dairy exec members stopped by @RepLarryBucshon's office today to advocate for passage of #USMCA. The deal would raise US #GDP by $68.2 Billion and pump an additional $2.2 Billion, or 1.1%, into the U.S. #economy. It's time to #PassUSMCA now!

Thank you to Congressman @PeterWelch for having IDFA and top #dairy exec members to his office today to talk about why #...
12/04/2019

Thank you to Congressman @PeterWelch for having IDFA and top #dairy exec members to his office today to talk about why #USMCA is crucial to the #dairy industry and why codifying a #NaturalCheese definition is so important for #Vermont dairy.

IDFA and top #dairy execs were excited to discuss the recently passed U.S.-Japan #TradeDeal at the @JapanEmbDC this afte...
12/04/2019

IDFA and top #dairy execs were excited to discuss the recently passed U.S.-Japan #TradeDeal at the @JapanEmbDC this afternoon!

Thank you to Minister of #Economy Shinichi Iida for hosting us and we look forward to the #trade deal to go in to effect Jan #2020!

President and CEO @michaeldykesdc and a dozen executives from North America’s largest #dairy companies took to the Hill ...
12/04/2019

President and CEO @michaeldykesdc and a dozen executives from North America’s largest #dairy companies took to the Hill today to advocate for passage of #USMCA. Thanks to @cathymcmorris for sitting down with us to discuss why USMCA is so important for #dairy and the U.S. #economy

The #USMCA is the best trade agreement ever negot- iated. It achieves bipartisan priorities and delivers a win for Ameri...
11/13/2019

The #USMCA is the best trade agreement ever negot- iated. It achieves bipartisan priorities and delivers a win for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses, & workers. #USMCAnow

In its analysis of the USMCA, the ITC estimated that the USMCA will have a more positive impact on the U.S. economy, job...
11/13/2019

In its analysis of the USMCA, the ITC estimated that the USMCA will have a more positive impact on the U.S. economy, jobs, and wages than any trade agreement the ITC has ever reviewed. #USCMAnow

11/13/2019

The USMCA is a bipartisan agreement that delivers a win for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers. #USMCAnow

USMCA maintains tariff-free access to the Mexican market for all U.S. goods exports. For Canada, it maintains the curren...
11/13/2019

USMCA maintains tariff-free access to the Mexican market for all U.S. goods exports. For Canada, it maintains the current tariff-free access for nearly all U.S. products and eliminates some remaining barriers facing U.S. dairy and poultry exports. #USMCAnow

The USMCA will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans. The ITC estimates US...
11/13/2019

The USMCA will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans. The ITC estimates USMCA will create between 176,000 – 589,000 new American jobs. #USMCAnow

Canada and Mexico are the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises, more than 120,000 of ...
11/13/2019

Canada and Mexico are the top two export destinations for U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises, more than 120,000 of which sell their goods and services in our two North American neighbors. #USMCAnow

www.USMCACoalition.org

#DidYouKnow Canada and Mexico are the two top markets for U.S. grains, dairy products, meats, fresh fruits, and vegetabl...
11/13/2019

#DidYouKnow Canada and Mexico are the two top markets for U.S. grains, dairy products, meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables? In fact, nearly one-third of U.S. agricultural exports go to our North American neighbors. #USMCAnow

Since the U.S., Canada and Mexico entered into #NAFTA in 1994, all three countries have seen dramatic increases in trade...
11/13/2019

Since the U.S., Canada and Mexico entered into #NAFTA in 1994, all three countries have seen dramatic increases in trade and job growth. 1/3 of all U.S. merchandise exports now goes to Canada or Mexico. #USMCA will help American exporters to continue to grow. #USMCAnow

The USMCA is projected to create 76,000 automotive industry jobs in the U.S. in 5 years. The agreement is a big win for ...
11/13/2019

The USMCA is projected to create 76,000 automotive industry jobs in the U.S. in 5 years. The agreement is a big win for America’s economy. #USMCAnow

#Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs in every state in the Union. In fact, 49 U.S. ...
11/13/2019

#Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs in every state in the Union. In fact, 49 U.S. states count Canada or Mexico as one of their top three merchandise export markets. #USMCAnow

The USMCA is a bipartisan agreement that delivers a win for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers. #USMCA...
11/13/2019

The USMCA is a bipartisan agreement that delivers a win for America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers. #USMCAnow

USMCA is an urgent priority for American workers, farmers, and businesses. Find out why here: http://ow.ly/2PP150x8YuT  ...
11/13/2019

USMCA is an urgent priority for American workers, farmers, and businesses. Find out why here: http://ow.ly/2PP150x8YuT #USMCAnow

Among its many benefits, #USMCA will provide much-needed certainty and help American farmers, ranchers, businesses and w...
11/13/2019

Among its many benefits, #USMCA will provide much-needed certainty and help American farmers, ranchers, businesses and workers compete with the rest of the world. The Administration and Congress must work together to pass #USMCAnow

The passage of #USMCA is a crucial step in removing trade barriers between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We need the voi...
11/12/2019

The passage of #USMCA is a crucial step in removing trade barriers between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We need the voice of #dairy to make it happen!

Text HelpAg to 52886 to urge your members of Congress to pass USMCA this year! #TradeTuesday #USMCA

11/07/2019
Dairy Forum 2020: The Power of China

The prolonged U.S. - China trade war has cost U.S. #dairy millions in sales, lost market share and #jobs. How do we get back on track with #China? Our insiders, analysts & experts have the answers.

Hear them live at Dairy Forum 2020! #PowerofDairy #DairyForum

Unlock the #POWEROFDAIRY at #DairyForum 2020. Dairy Forum 2020 features a powerful program filled to the brim with thoug...
11/07/2019

Unlock the #POWEROFDAIRY at #DairyForum 2020. Dairy Forum 2020 features a powerful program filled to the brim with thought leaders, renowned experts and industry leaders who will share their insights and perspectives to advance #dairy.

Register today at: https://www.idfa.org/dairyforum

11/07/2019

2020 Marks the 40th Anniversary for the International Sweetener Colloquium! The Colloquium has long been considered the industry’s premier gathering for leaders of the global #sweetener industry. It's an event you will not want to miss!

Register today at: https://www.idfa.org/events/international-sweetener-colloquium

Introducing: The Safe Ice Cream Hub! A one-stop portal to provide ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturers easy access...
11/05/2019

Introducing: The Safe Ice Cream Hub! A one-stop portal to provide ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturers easy access to food safety information, training, and support.

http://ow.ly/bOuB50x1M7Y

IDFA President and CEO @michaeldykesdc speaks with @dairybusiness at @HilmarCheese about why the passing of #USMCA is of...
11/04/2019
Dr. Michael Dykes of IDFA on USMCA

IDFA President and CEO @michaeldykesdc speaks with @dairybusiness at @HilmarCheese about why the passing of #USMCA is of critical importance to the #dairy industry and our nation's #economy. #USMCANow

http://ow.ly/OhFZ50x1mAR

INDIANAPOLIS — Speaking with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News at Hilmar Cheese Company in California, Dr. Michael Dykes urges Congress to pass the USMCA trade...

10/31/2019
#DairyDelivers: Pumpkin Farmers

Happy #Halloween! Pumpkin and #dairy are the perfect pair... for creating jobs!

The #dairy industry helps generate $98 million in wages and almost $192 million in economic impact for American #pumpkin farmers. Just another way that #DairyDelivers for our economy everyday!

10/24/2019
Dairy Delivers: Veterinarians

Did you know that #dairy indirectly supports a broad range of industries across the nation, like #veterinary services? The dairy industry supports nearly 3,940 jobs in the veterinary services industry. Just another way that #DairyDelivers for our economy every day!

10/17/2019
Dairy Forum 2020: What Are You Waiting For?

If you haven't yet registered for Dairy Forum 2020, what are you waiting for?

Join us as the industry comes together to take advantage of the best networking opportunities available to dairy professionals.

Register today at idfa.org/dairyforum!

10/17/2019
Dairy Delivers: Photographers

Did you know that #dairy indirectly supports unique industries across the nation, like photography? More than 2,430 jobs in the #photography field depend on spending by the dairy industry or dairy industry employees.

Just another way that #DairyDelivers for our economy everyday!

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1250 H St NW, Ste 900
Washington D.C., DC
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Washington DC Metro red line, Metro Center station Bus Routes 42, 80, D1, D3, D6, G8, X2

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