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NMPF Welcomes New Trade, Regulation Staff

July 8, 2019

The National Milk Producers Federation continues to bolster its staff, adding experts in regulation and trade.

Miquela Hanselman, who interned last winter with NMPF trade staff, has joined the organization full-time as a manager for regulatory affairs. In this role she assists NMPF in its dealings with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Specific topic areas include the National Council on Interstate Milk Shipments; food safety; raw milk legislation and regulation; labeling issues; nutrition policy, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and environmental issues including air emissions. Hanselman grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York and holds two degrees from Cornell University, a Master’s in Public Health earned this year and a Bachelor’s in Animal Sciences.

Tony Rice joins NMPF as our new Trade Policy Coordinator. In that role, he will work with NMPF’s Trade Policy team to advance the development, implementation and communication of NMPF’s work to support policies that promote U.S. dairy exports, to seek removal of policies that impede those exports and to address foreign barriers to U.S. dairy sales. NMPF does this work in concert with the U.S. Dairy Export Council. A native to Pennsylvania dairy, Rice is a former vice-president of the Pennsylvania FFA Association and this year earned a degree in Agricultural Business Management and Policy from Penn State University. He’s also interned at the White House and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.