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The National Milk Producers Federation urged the Obama Administration to hold off on the national enforcement of the new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation, in response to a court decision last week suspending the regulation in some states, but not others.

Last Thursday the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota halted implementation of the water regulation, granting a temporary injunction in favor of 13 states that brought suit in North Dakota against the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Army Corps of Engineers. The EPA said after the court ruling that it would not implement the rule in the 13 states that were part of the suit: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

MADISON, NJ -- Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced a partnership with the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), to help ensure a comprehensive, industry-wide approach to employee training and animal care in the dairy industry. The National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible ManagementTM) Animal Care Program, administered by NMPF with support from Dairy Management Inc.TM covers more than 91 percent of the nation’s milk supply. Through the partnership, dairy producers across the country will have access to tools, resources and workshops available through the Merck Animal Health Dairy C.A.R.E.™* Initiative, an extension of the Dairy Care365™animal handling training program. 


Jim Mulhern
NMPF President


For most of the past 20 years that genetically modified crops have been cultivated in the U.S., their use has progressed with all the excitement of watching corn grow.  In recent years, however, the verdant presence of bioengineered crops has drawn fear-mongering and undeserved scrutiny across the food chain.  The pressure has fueled efforts in some states to force GMO cultivation bans, or mandatory food labels that threaten farming practices which are demonstrably beneficial to the environment and to society.

How To Milk 1,200 Cows


This isn't your grandparents' dairy farm. Today's dairy farmers milk cows two to three times per day with milking machines. Learn how it all works, and visit the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance for more food facts.






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