Dairy Checkoff News: Looking back at 2020

The BARN – Briggsdale, CO – December 29, 2020 – In spite of all the challenges in 2020, dairy farmers – and their checkoff program – were able to pivot and make real progress in a number of important areas, from holding total dairy demand steady to higher to advancing sustainability goals.

Here’s a special report courtesy of The Dairy Checkoff and Dairy Management Inc, featuring Marilyn Hershey, Pennsylvania dairy farmer and Chair of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI); Tom Gallagher, CEO of DMI; and Barb O’Brien, President of the Innovation Center for U.S Dairy

Here’s Brian Allmer of The BARN...

The Dairy Research and Promotion Program, also known as the Dairy Checkoff Program, is a national producer and importer program for dairy product promotion, research, and nutrition education. To fund the program, U.S. dairy farmers pay a 15-cents- per hundred-weight assessment on their milk and importers pay 7.5 cents per hundred-weight on dairy products imported into the U.S. The program was created and is administered under the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 (pdf) and the Dairy Promotion and Research Order (pdf).  

The Dairy Checkoff was created by farmers to build trust and sales of dairy, funded by the nation’s 34,000-plus farm families and those that import dairy into the U.S. Learn more about the Dairy Checkoff online at https://www.usdairy.com/.

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.