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  • Vilsack on Mexico: "Partner First, Customer Second"

    By Mark O'Keefe March 22, 2017

    In a 30-minute interview with Iowa Public Television, USDEC's president and CEO discusses his trip to Mexico and why "relationships matter."

    PBS_Logo_PBS.pngFor more than four decades, Iowa Public Television's "Market to Market" has covered issues affecting the business of U.S. agriculture. 

    In its latest show, host Mike Pearson introduced a familiar guest this way:

    "In Iowa, we call him former governor. Around the country, we call him former secretary. But today he is president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council."

    Pearson's 30-minute interview with Tom Vilsack covered a variety of topics, including:

    • Vilsack's recent trip to Mexico with other U.S. dairy leaders and what it accomplished.
    • Modernizing NAFTA in a way that benefits both the United States and Mexico.
    • The problem of "geographic Indications" restricting the use of common dairy food names. 
    • Appropriate and inappropriate uses of the term "milk."
    • The global movement from margarine back to butter. 
    • The mission of the U.S. Dairy Export Council. 
    • Vilsack's dairy product of choice at this year's Iowa State Fair.

    Watch the entire interview here:

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    The U.S. Dairy Export Council fosters collaborative industry partnerships with processors, trading companies and others to enhance global demand for U.S. dairy products and ingredients. USDEC is primarily supported by Dairy Management Inc. through the dairy farmer checkoff. How to republish this post.   

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