Dairy outlines sustainability trade principles

Dairy groups are sharing their trade principles on environmental sustainability for Biden leadership to consider as part of negotiations that impact dairy trade.

Shawna Morris with the National Milk Producers Federation tells Brownfield the industry is working to educate the new administration and U.S. Trade Representative about what sustainability efforts are underway as climate initiatives become more pronounced in trade relationships and ahead of the United Nation’s Food System Summit later this summer.

“To try to push methods out about what dairy’s done, commitments we’ve made, how sustainable our industry already is and where we’re headed, and how we think that can fit into global ambitions to help make further strides in this sustainability area,” she says.

The International Dairy Foods Association this week sent their priorities to Ag Secretary Vilsack and Trade Ambassador Tia asking for policies that promote environmental sustainability and enforcement of rules-based systems. The group is advocating for measurable, science-based environmental sustainability outcomes that benefit consumers as well as the environment.

Morris was a featured presenter during this week’s National Milk Producers Federation’s Young Cooperators webinar.

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