Issues Watch

/files/file/West-Coast-Port-Slowdown-01-28-15.pdfDetailed information on the various legislative, economic, and regulatory developments affecting dairy farmers:

Animal Health Issues

  • Animal Care
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Identification
  • Somatic Cell Standards

Economic Policies

  • Dairy Market Report
  • Dairy Price Reporting

Food Safety

  • Raw Milk
  • Food Safety Regulations
  • Management of Veterinary Drugs
  • National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments
  • Food Defense and Security

Nutrition and Health

  • Role of Dairy Products in the Diet, including Flavored Milk
  • Sodium Reduction Initiatives
  • Dietary Guidelines

Dairy Foods Standards and Labeling

  • Misbranded Imitation Dairy Products
  • Product Standards and Regulations
  • International Foods Standards
  • Somatic Cell Standards

Energy and Environment

  • Climate Change Policies
  • Air Quality
  • Water Quality
  • EPA's CAFO Rule
  • Renewable Fuels Policy
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans
  • Sustainability

Immigration Issues

  • Dairy Farm Immigration Survey
  • E-Verify
  • H-2A Visa
  • Immigration Reform Legislation


  • Exports
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Geographic Indicators
  • Imports
  • North American Free Trade Agreement