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ARLINGTON, VA – The National Milk Producers Federation and U.S. Dairy Export Council tonight commended the Senate for approving new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. They urged members of the House of Representatives to quickly pass their own TPA legislation.

“Trade promotion authority is crucial to concluding trade agreements that will open foreign markets to more U.S. dairy products,” said NMPF President and CEO Jim Mulhern. “In the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in particular, having TPA in place is essential to increase pressure on Japan and Canada to extend their best offers.”

The dairy industry today praised U.S. representatives to a key international meeting for leading the fight against treaty changes that could seriously impair the ability of companies worldwide to use generic food terms in export markets. Among those potentially affected are U.S. dairy producers and processors relying on numerous generic cheese names.


Jim Mulhern
NMPF President


In my column last month on the importance of federal milk marketing orders, I wrote about the value of maximizing the effectiveness of the tools at our disposal. That type of appraisal is particularly important this spring, as dairy farmers and cooperatives assess the value of one of our most important tools, Cooperatives Working Together.

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