Introduce coalition members and our issues to key federal and state policy makers and educate them about ADC’s objectives and why our objectives are so critical to the future of dairy farming in the United States
Real-time updates to coalition members on critical federal policy changes, regulatory rules, and farm situations
We are the voice of progressive dairy farmers in the nation.
We are an industry organization led by farmers. This ensures that those most affected by governmental policy have a vehicle to protect their interests and ensure the growth and future livelihood of the industry. The American Dairy Coalition focuses on federal dairy policy. Successful policy-making, in order to best serve our industry, must start in Washington. We focus only on top priority issues in order to remain nimble and quickly adapt to the ever-changing federal policy-making environment. To ensure the dairy industry’s voice is heard, a consistent presence on a federal level is vital, not only to make sure the right policies are passed, but to ensure they remain protected from activists' attempts to overturn them.
The American Dairy Coalition is asking you to help us build a network of truth-tellers. Together we are going to shout out all the wonderful things happening on farms across the nation and why consumers can feel great about enjoying delicious dairy products.
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According to Laurie Fischer, Founder and CEO of the American Dairy Coalition:
We must not implement the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans until the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services certify that the information in this report is based on the most up to date scientific research and unbiased review protocols, as recommended by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). This entire process has been flawed for many years, as noted in the NASEM September 2017 report entitled: “Redesigning the Process for Establishing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.” The DGA should include the most current scientific studies on nutrition, including the most recent publications and reviews on weight loss, carbohydrate restriction, and saturated fat intake to determine the dietary needs of all Americans. Utilizing flexibilities in the choice of full fat dairy foods, such as a glass of whole milk for school children, is a necessary part of a balanced, healthy diet for all Americans. We should not wait another 5 years to address this broken process.
According to JJ Pagel, a Wisconsin Dairy Farmer:
We are grateful for our congressman, especially my very own Rep. Gallagher, for taking the lead on this important issue. I'm proud to be a dairy farmer in the heart of America's Dairyland, producing wholesome, safe, affordable milk each and every day. But the ban on whole milk and whole fat dairy foods needs to end. It's time that we are able to offer our best tasting, most nutritious product as a choice- especially for our kids in schools. We need to get this right.
The 2020-25 Dietary Guidelines directly influence nutritional recommendations that drive school, daycare, and hospital nutrition programs across the nation. With caps on saturated fats still in place, despite clear scientific evidence suggesting the health benefits of full-fat dairy, whole milk is still banned from schools. Let's work together to get this changed.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Contact your Representatives here
Sustain a reliable stable workforce (a dairy guest worker program)
Protect dairy business investment and create greater certainty for development (streamline and reduce EPA overreach)
Increase consumer trust and confidence in milk through innovation, entrepreneurship and compassion
American Dairy Coalition Inc.
PO Box 10976, Green Bay, WI 54307-0976