Dairy Checkoff Trade Media Highlights

The following is a selection of dairy industry and agriculture media coverage highlighting ways the dairy checkoff works on behalf of farmers to grow sales and build consumer trust.

Checkoff partnership extends Feeding America’s reach  

June 11   •   (Progressive Dairyman)

Learn more about how the dairy checkoff is partnering with Feeding America to extend its reach and help get more dairy to families in need in this column authored by Jerod Matthews, director of dairy supply chain at Feeding America.



Tom Vilsack discusses COVID-19 impact on dairy industry  

April 17   •   (Farm Progress)

Tom Vilsack, CEO of the checkoff-founded U.S. Dairy Export Council, explains what the organization is doing to boost milk exports during the coronavirus pandemic.



Tom Gallagher interview  

April 16   •   (RFD-TV)

DMI CEO Tom Gallagher provides updates on three key areas of checkoff work: schools, hunger organizations and the foodservice/retail area.



“Cows Don’t Know There’s a Virus” Vilsack Says as Dairy Continues to Push Forward

April 13   •   (Midwest Farm Report)

Tom Vilsack, president and CEO of U.S. Dairy Export Council, says COVID-19 is the last thing the dairy industry needs as this supposed to be a year of recovery.



How can dairy get to those who need it?

April 13   •   (Hoard’s Dairyman)

The checkoff’s work is based on the objective of helping farmers by getting milk and other dairy products to the people who need it most.



Dairy Checkoff Helping Producers Weather COVID-19

April 10   •   (AgWired)

Dairy checkoff leaders Tom Gallagher, Barb O’Brien and Tom Vilsack address media members on how DMI and the checkoff-founded U.S. Dairy Export Council continue to find ways that can help farmers.



Efforts by DMI to support dairy during COVID-19  

April 10   •   (Dairy Stream podcast)

DMI CEO Tom Gallagher goes in-depth on this podcast interview to share checkoff updates and strategies during these difficult times. 



COVID-19 emergency school nutrition campaign takes on hunger  

April 9   •   (Feedstuffs “In Focus” Podcast)

Ann Marie Krautheim, president and chief wellness officer of GENYOUth, explains how the organization’s COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund will help schools nationwide continue to feed at-risk children.



Checkoff purpose more important than ever

April 1   •   (Progressive Dairy)

DMI CEO Tom Gallagher offers an overview of key checkoff focus areas and why the organization may be more critical now than ever before.



Amid these challenging times, we carry on

March 23   •   (Hoard’s Dairyman)

DMI CEO Tom Gallagher shares his appreciation of dairy farmers for continuing to produce food amid these challenging times, adding that checkoff efforts are focusing on those in need.