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A podcast series presented by the International Dairy Foods Association and Blimling and Associates. The Dairy Download is a 30-minute podcast hosted by Phil Plourd and Kathleen Noble Wolfley of Blimling and Associates that covers dairy market news and offers fresh guest commentary on the consumer and policy trends shaping dairy. Breezy and informative, The Dairy Download takes listeners through a top-line report on the CME dairy markets, and then dives into the headlines and trends shaping dairy production, consumption and marketing with industry experts, market analysts, and leaders from across food and beverage. The Dairy Download is available wherever you get your podcasts, as well as for direct download from https://www.idfa.org/thedairydownload.

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A podcast series presented by the International Dairy Foods Association and Blimling and Associates. The Dairy Download is a 30-minute podcast hosted by Phil Plourd and Kathleen Noble Wolfley of Blimling and Associates that covers dairy market news and offers fresh guest commentary on the consumer and policy trends shaping dairy. Breezy and informative, The Dairy Download takes listeners through a top-line report on the CME dairy markets, and then dives into the headlines and trends shaping dairy production, consumption and marketing with industry experts, market analysts, and leaders from across food and beverage. The Dairy Download is available wherever you get your podcasts, as well as for direct download from https://www.idfa.org/thedairydownload.

    Across the Pond: A Look At European Dairy Production

    Across the Pond: A Look At European Dairy Production

    European milk production declined 1.4% year-over-year in June as heat waves weighed on cow comfort and component levels. Though temperatures are expected to ease in the coming months, milk flows will remain under pressure amid tightening environmental regulations. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two guests keeping an eye on Europe’s output obstacles.

    First up is Jukka Likitalo, Secretary General with Eucolait. He tells us how the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy is impacting the region’s production. He also gives insight on other factors crimping output, from structural issues to supply chain and labor challenges.

    Next, we talk with Paula O’Dwyer, Senior Business Intelligence Manager for Glanbia Ireland. She sheds light on trends in Irish milk production and the broader European market. And she discusses the impact of higher prices on the region’s dairy demand.

    The episode is sponsored by Nelson-Jameson.

    “For decades, Nelson-Jameson has been a leader in the food industry providing manufacturers with the products and services they need to produce safe, quality food."

    If your company is interested in sponsoring a block of episodes of The Dairy Download, contact IDFA’s Melissa Lembke at mlembke@idfa.org.

    • 29 min
    Innovation Insiders: Leading with Health and Wellness

    Innovation Insiders: Leading with Health and Wellness

    Have you noticed a new type of milk in your local dairy aisle? Did you recently pick up a new yogurt flavor? The way we consume dairy is constantly changing, and companies are evolving their offerings to keep up – especially as consumers put more emphasis on health and wellness. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we talk to two leaders bringing new goods to a grocery store near you.
    First up is Niel Sandfort, Chief Innovation Officer with Chobani. “Innovation is a messy sport,” Sandfort says. But that’s not stopping Chobani from introducing new products aimed at making yogurt a staple in Americans’ refrigerators. He gives us the scoop on the brand’s newest offerings and his favorite flavor.
    Then, we speak with Blake Waltrip, CEO of a2 Milk's USA Region. Developed in New Zealand, Waltrip says a2 milk is easier on the stomachs of dairy consumers. Waltrip sheds light on the product’s success in North America and how he’s hoping to reverse declines in U.S. fluid milk sales. He also gives us a peek at the next a2 dairy products we may spot on shelves.

    The episode is sponsored by Eurofins.

    “As part of the Worldwide Eurofins network of analytical laboratories, Eurofins DQCI is proud to be the laboratory serving the dairy industry.”

    The episode is sponsored by Eurofins.

    “As part of the Worldwide Eurofins network of analytical laboratories, Eurofins DQCI is proud to be the laboratory serving the dairy industry.”

    If your company is interested in sponsoring a block of episodes of The Dairy Download, contact IDFA’s Melissa Lembke at mlembke@idfa.org.
    You can find The Dairy Download for free wherever you stream podcasts and at www.idfa.org/thedairydownload. Or take the hassle out of download times and subscribe below.

    • 32 min
    Pain at the Pump: Fueling Consumer and Trader Anxiety

    Pain at the Pump: Fueling Consumer and Trader Anxiety

    As average U.S. gas prices move toward $5 per gallon and diesel zips toward $6, consumers are feeling the pain in their pocketbooks – and adjusting their spending. At the same time, supply chains are adjusting to ever-mounting fuel costs and passing along the pressure. In the latest episode of The Dairy Download, two experts weigh in on record volatility in oil, gas and diesel markets and let us know if relief is in sight. 
    First up is Matt Smith, Lead Oil Analyst – Americas with Kpler, which offers news, forecasts and analysis on commodity markets. While price swings aren’t new in oil markets, they are reaching unprecedented highs. How are Americans adapting to higher costs to fill up their tanks? And what should your strategy be when trading commodities? Smith weighs in.
    Next, we speak with Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, a supply chain intelligence platform. Spot trucking rates are easing, and more drivers are climbing behind the wheel. But rising prices at the pump are keeping shipping costs on the upswing. Fuller discusses the state of freight and how technology is shaping the industry of the future.

    If your company is interested in sponsoring a block of episodes of The Dairy Download, contact IDFA’s Melissa Lembke at mlembke@idfa.org.
     Questions or comments about the show? We want to hear from you. Send a note to dairydownload@idfa.org and your feedback could be included on a future episode.

    • 31 min
    Winning the War on School Milk

    Winning the War on School Milk

    Milk is essential to the healthy diet of children, packing in 13 essential nutrients that children need for growth, development, healthy immune function, and overall wellness. So why are some politicians looking to remove milk options from school meals? On the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we dive into the war on school milk being waged in New York City and its implications for school milk across the country. 
     First up is Dr. Keith Ayoob, a pediatric nutritionist, registered dietitian, and clinical practitioner who served as director of the nutrition clinic at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx for over 30 years. Dr. Ayoob recently published an op-ed in the New York Daily News pushing back against New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed ban on flavored milk in New York City Public Schools. What are the implications of such an action on child health and nutrition? Dr. Ayoob gives us his insight.
    Next is Rick Naczi, CEO at American Dairy Association North East (ADANE). Rick lays out the importance of school meals for milk consumption and outlines Mayor Adams’ actions to remove flavored milk for NYC school meals and his subsequent backing off from those actions in recent months. How does this effort compare to previous efforts to remove milk from school menus in NYC? And what are the implications for school districts across the country?
    Find out on the latest episode of The Dairy Download. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts

    • 32 min
    Carbon Markets: Capitalizing on Dairy’s Sustainable Future

    Carbon Markets: Capitalizing on Dairy’s Sustainable Future

    The U.S. dairy industry is leading with sustainability as processors make ambitious climate commitments and the industry commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. At the same time, the maturation of carbon markets offers dairy producers the potential to diversify their revenue streams. How are these new markets taking shape, and what do they mean for the future of on-farm sustainability? 
    On the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two experts with decades of experience helping producers and processors advance their sustainability measures.
    First up is Patrick Wood, founder and general manager of Ag Methane Advisors, a niche consulting firm that helps livestock producers reap the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What practices are dairy producers using to cut GHG emissions and sequester carbon? And should these climate benefits stay within the dairy supply chain or be sold as offsets for other industries? Patrick gives us his insight.
    Next is David Darr, chief sustainability officer of Vanguard Renewables, a leading firm in the development of food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. With more than 20 years of experience implementing sustainable and regenerative practices on dairy operations—most recently at Dairy Farmers of America—David brings an experienced and unique perspective when talking about dairy’s climate goals. 
    How can dairy utilize more renewable energy? And how will incentives shape the future of on-farm sustainability?
    Find out on the latest episode of The Dairy Download. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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    If your company is interested in sponsoring a block of episodes of The Dairy Download, contact IDFA’s Melissa Lembke at mlembke@idfa.org.
    Questions or comments about the show? We want to hear from you. Send a note to dairydownload@idfa.org and your feedback could be included on a future episode.

    • 34 min
    Defending Dairy: Protecting Against Cyber and Physical Threats

    Defending Dairy: Protecting Against Cyber and Physical Threats

    Criminal actors—whether they be halfway across the globe or within our own companies—pose significant risks to dairy business operations, food and workplace safety, and our industry’s reputation. They can attack at any time, from anywhere, and through any number of means. On the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak to a cybersecurity veteran with a background in the U.S. military and a food defense expert with a background as a Washington, D.C. homicide detective.
    First up is John Hoffman, senior research fellow at the National Center for Food Protection & Defense, who details the extent to which cybersecurity threats can harm dairy businesses. What motivates cyber criminals? What vulnerabilities are common at food and beverage manufacturing facilities? And how can we each individually support security at our own businesses? John gives us the scoop.
    Next is Rod Wheeler, founder and CEO of The Global Food Defense Institute — a firm that provides food defense and crisis management training and education to manufacturing and retail operations. With a prolific background in criminal investigations, Rod brings a unique perspective when thinking about intentional adulteration of our food supply, whether that’s from actors within or outside of our businesses.
    Listen and subscribe to The Dairy Download on your favorite podcast app.

    Today's episode of The Dairy Download is brought to you by DairyTech – a brand new conference brought to you by IDFA and Dairy.com.

    "DairyTech 2022 will bring together dairy and technology business leaders from around the world this May to form new connections and showcase innovative solutions that will transform the dairy industry. 
    Learn more about the program and register for this new event at dairytechconference.com."

    If your company is interested in sponsoring a block of episodes of The Dairy Download, contact IDFA’s Melissa Lembke at mlembke@idfa.org.
    Questions or comments about the show? We want to hear from you. Send a note to dairydownload@idfa.org and your feedback could be included on a future episode.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Volpe

Great review by Ricky Volpe of multiple domestic/global forces affecting food inflation.

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Great Info

Great info from industry pros.

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A Spirited Discussion on the Dairy Industry

The Dairy Download podcast will certainly educate us on the dairy industry.

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