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  • FAQ 4: How is the U.S. Dairy Export Council funded?

    By Mark O'Keefe June 14, 2021

    For National Dairy Month, the U.S. Dairy Export Council is answering the questions our farmer-funders frequently ask. This is FAQ No. 4 in a 10-part series. 

    FAQ 4: How is the U.S. Dairy Export Council funded?


    The national dairy checkoff funds most of USDEC’s budget through Dairy Management Inc., USDEC’s parent organization.
    Put another way, farmers are our primary funders through the national checkoff.  

    Dropbox1Farmers are the primary funders of USDEC through the dairy checkoff. 


    State and regional checkoff organizations also have stepped up to make additional contributions. This money has helped USDEC forge new global partnerships, hire additional people in key markets and expand our programs to facilitate U.S. export growth.  

    USDEC also is supported by U.S. Department of Agriculture programs for generic overseas marketing and promotional activities designed to build commercial export markets for U.S. agricultural products and commodities.  

    Finally, USDEC relies on membership dues -- not checkoff dollars -- to fund its trade policy advocacy. 

    In all, USDEC will be releasing 10 farmer FAQs on this blog during National Dairy Month. By month's end, also look for a downloadable PDF that will put all 10 FAQs into a single document. 

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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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