About Us | U.S. Dairy

About Us

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.

People. Planet. Community.

Dairy’s journey starts on the farm, and the road we travel demonstrates our unwavering commitment to sustainable nutrition, as our farmers provide lasting and meaningful nourishment to people, the planet and our communities, both urban and rural. 

Our delicious foods provide a unique nutrient package that can help people of all ages achieve greater health and wellness. Dairy is a powerful part of the livelihoods of individuals, families and communities, and we contribute to good health through hunger and youth wellness programs. Dairy has a long-standing commitment to the environment, protecting the planet’s natural resources by advancing sustainable agriculture practices that reduce our environmental footprint, all while taking care of our greatest resource—our animals. 

See how dairy research and promotion programs work together to provide information and resources on all things dairy, from farm to table.


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