Week of April 10: NMPF vigorously objects to a bid by dairy processors to relax federal standards for ice cream, saying they would lead to “inferior products” and declining sales.


Week of April 3: President Bill Clinton signs the Freedom to Farm bill, which ended dairy price support by 2000.

The Schlangen Family

Steve Schlangen is a member of the NMPF Board of Directors and chairman of Associated Milk Producers Inc. He and his wife Cheryl have four children: Krista, husband Andy and son Ethan; Jenna and fiancé Casey; and Matthew and Michael. They milk 65 Holsteins with a Lely robotic milker on their farm near Albany in central Minnesota. They raise all the feed for their cows and replacement heifers on their own 220 acres.


Week of March 27: National Milk takes over management of the dairy REAL® Seal program and uses it to market the goodness of real American dairy products over its imitation competitors.

Mar. 22 - NMPF President Says Strengthening Dairy Safety Net Program Must be Priority as Farm Bill Discussions Commence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Congress begins its deliberations on the next farm bill, improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program must be a top priority for lawmakers, said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, who spoke today before the House Agriculture Committee.


Week of March 20: A National Milk analysis finds that the number of U.S. dairy farms dropped by more than 25 percent in six years, illustrating the economic pressure on individual producers as the industry consolidated.


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