Dairy Checkoff Trade Media Highlights

The dairy checkoff is working on your behalf to get milk and dairy foods to those who need it most during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a selection of dairy farmer and agriculture media coverage highlighting the effort.

April 17    

DMI Head Says Dairy Check Off Organizations Are Needed More Than Ever  • (DairyBusiness.com)

In these times of disruptions in the dairy marketplace, Dairy Management Inc. is needed more than ever, says CEO Tom Gallagher.



April 17    

Tom Vilsack discusses COVID-19 impact on dairy industry  •  (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.



April 16    

Tom Gallagher interview  •  (RFD-TV)

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



April 13    

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



April 13    

How can dairy get to those who need it?  •  (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.



April 10    

Dairy Checkoff Helping Producers Weather COVID-19  •  (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.



April 10    

Efforts by DMI to support dairy during COVID-19  •  (Dairy Stream podcast)

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



April 9

COVID-19 emergency school nutrition campaign takes on hunger  •  (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.



April 1

Checkoff purpose more important than ever  •  (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.



March 23

Amid these challenging times, we carry on  •  (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.