Week of February 13: In 1917, NMPF is incorporated in Illinois. Several years later, in 1922, the Capper-Volstead Act is signed into law, marking one of the Federation’s first legislative victories.

January 2017


Week of February 6: The 2014 farm bill is signed into law, creating the Margin Protection Program, the most significant rewrite of federal dairy policy in more than a generation.

The Scheevel Family

David Scheevel is the chairman of Foremost Farms USA and an NMPF board member. He and his wife Kathy milk 130 Holstein cows and farm 250 acres of alfalfa hay and corn near Preston, Minn. Kathy also works as a loan processor for a bank in Rochester, Minn. Daughter Emily, husband Eric and their children Kylie and Cael live in Chatfield, Minn. Son Andrew and wife Rachel live and work in the St. Paul area.

What do you like the most – and the least – about working as a dairy farmer?


Week of January 30: National Milk breaks ground on its third headquarters building at 1840 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Va.


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