2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

Learn about the 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award winners. Each of them has a unique story to tell.


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National Dairy Council is dedicated to healthy foods, healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet.

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Recent News

Dairy Industry Collaborates for Greater Good

Members of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, which was founded by dairy farmers, are ramping up their fight against a formidable food safety opponent – listeria.

Blog: Let's talk about sustainable nutrition

When it comes to improving food production’s environmental footprint, one organization – or even one segment of the supply chain – cannot do it alone. All of the factors that go into creating sustainably sourced nutrition intersect.

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Health & Wellness

Cheese and sodium market snapshot

This brochure includes consumer and product research, challenges and opportunities, industry updates and business thought-starters.

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strawberries for health and wellness


U.S. Dairy Stewardship & Sustainability Framework

The Stewardship & Sustainability Framework supports dairy farms and campanies' efforts to voluntarilyy measure, report and communicate progress. New metrics added summer of 2016.

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Trends & Initiatives

Executive summary: Understanding the dairy opportunity among Hispanic consumers

Understanding Hispanic consumers’ beliefs, customs, experiences and behaviors will help dairy meet the needs of these consumers.

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Trends and initiatives

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Cheese and healthy eating: audience brochure

This primer offers background information on the nutritional value of cheese for industry to educate general audiences.

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Uniting the Industry, Driving Growth

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® provides a forum for the dairy industry to work together pre-competitively. Collectively, we address barriers and opportunities to foster innovation and increase sales.