Issues Monitoring

Keeping you on top of dairy news and consumer trends

September 2019

9/23/2019 (The Takeout) – We really, really want to believe in caffeinated yogurt

Oikos introduced a Pro Fuel dairy drink, a yogurt-like caffeinated smoothie. Full Story

9/20/2019 ( – Sam’s Club Has Just Released A 3-Pound Pizza That’s Covered In Chicken Nuggets

If you’re wanting something more unique than pepperoni, Sam’s Club is selling a cheesy three-pound frozen pizza covered in chicken nuggets. Full Story

9/20/2019 (Thrillist) – Everywhere You Can Get Cheap Pizza for National Pepperoni Pizza Day Today

Today is National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Order before these deals are gone. Full Story

9/19/2019 (CNN Health) – Most young children shouldn’t drink plant-based milk, new health guidelines say

Guidelines announced by Healthy Eating Research, a collection of nutrition advocacy groups, state infants receiving formula may be switched to cow’s milk at 12 months. Also, for the first five years, children should drink mostly milk and water and avoid plant-based beverages. Full Story

9/19/2019 (USA Today) – National Pepperoni Pizza Day 2019: Where to get free food and pizza deals this week

Tomorrow is National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Full Story

9/18/2019 (Star Gazette) – Why farmers are opposing a potential ban on chocolate milk in New York City schools

Dairy farmers and lawmakers share their concerns regarding a possible ban of chocolate milk in New York City schools. Full Story

9/17/20919 (CNBC) – Pizza Hut and Kellogg partner to create stuffed Cheez-It pizza

Pizza Hut and Cheez-It have partnered to create the Stuffed Cheez-It Pizza. Full Story

9/17/2019 (Thrillist) – Taco Bell Is Making Giant Boxes of Nachos and We Want Them Now

Taco Bell is testing a party-sized box of nachos. Full Story

9/16/2019 (Dairy Business) – National Dairy Council Opens the Door to Sports, Fitness World

Allison Koch shares NDC’s strategy to reach influential groups within the sports and fitness world. Full Story

9/13/2019 (Berry on Dairy) – Dairy Foods Messaging: Emphasize the Simple, the Delicious and the Quality Protein

Food scientist Donna Berry says dairy foods marketing should emphasize simplicity, taste and protein content. Full Story

9/13/2019 (MediaPost) – Milk Board Fights Conspiracy Theories With ‘Funny Or Die’ Video

The California Milk Processor Board teamed with Funny or Die for a fun video series designed to take on conspiracy theories about the dangers of milk. Full Story

9/12/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – Chocolate Milk Outperforms Sports Drink

Chocolate milk helped high school athletes recover better than commercial sports drinks, according to a study from University of Texas at Austin and Dairy MAX. Full Story

9/11/2019 (Forbes) – Pizza Hut Unveils New Ad Campaign For NFL Season

Forbes dives into the details of Pizza Hut’s “Hut Hut Win” promotion. Full Story

9/10/2019 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – Survey Says: 86% of US Adults Prefer Dairy Milk and Large Margin Want Increased Milk Offerings in School Meals

A survey says 86 percent of Americans prefer dairy milk, compared to 10 percent who prefer “other” types. Full Story

9/10/2019 (FOX Business) – KFC Colonel Sanders Halloween costume released on monumental birthday

KFC is making a Colonel Sanders costume available for Halloween. Full Story

9/9/2019 (CNN) – Pizza Hut is making a comeback. Its NFL deal is one reason why

“Pizza Hut is making a comeback. Its NFL deal is one reason why.” Full Story

9/9/2019 (QSR Magazine) – Blaze Goes After Big Chains with New Large Shareable Pizzas

Blaze Pizza announced it will make 14-inch pizzas, which it expects will help it compete with national chains. Full Story

9/6/2019 (Bustle) – 5 Moments When We, As Humans, Don’t Give Milk Enough Credit

The California Milk Processor Board shares “5 Moments When We, As Humans, Don’t Give Milk Enough Credit” in Bustle. Full Story

9/6/2019 (Thinknum) – Blaze Pizza, with the help of LeBron James, is ready to dunk on Domino’s

A Thinknum headline states, “Blaze Pizza, with the help of LeBron James, is ready to dunk on Domino’s.” Full Story

9/5/2019 (Jackson Progress-Argus) – 6 ways to use newly popular pimento cheese

Food writer Kathleen Purvis calls pimento cheese “the duct tape of party foods” and offers unique ways it can be served. Full Story

9/5/2019 (Thrillist) – Everywhere You Can Get Super-Cheap Pizza for National Cheese Pizza Day

Today is National Cheese Pizza Day and Thrillist shares a list of restaurants and chains that are offering discounts. Full Story

9/4/2019 (ABC News) – Why pizza may be a more balanced breakfast than a sugary bowl of cereal

In anticipation of its Times Square pizza party on Thursday, ABC’s Good Morning America asks if pizza might be a healthier breakfast than sugary cereal. Full Story

9/4/2019 (Bustle) – Taco Bell’s Toasted Cheddar Chalupa Has Cheese Legit Baked Into The Shell

Calling it “one of our biggest innovations to date,” Taco Bell introduced the Toasted Cheddar Chalupa, which has cheese baked into the shell. Full Story

9/3/2019 (Fox Carolina) – SC gov. signs executive order as Dorian approaches Florida

Hurricane Dorian:  South Carolina government has announced storm-related measures being taken for agriculture. Full Story 

9/3/2019 (NC Governor) – Governor Cooper Issues Order to Help North Carolina Farmers Harvest Crops Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian:  North Carolina government has announced storm-related measures being taken for agriculture. Full Story 

August 2019

8/30/2019 (Refrigerated & Frozen Foods) – Study: Dairy leads as preferred packed food for weight management

Dairy products are the most desired packaged foods for weight management, according to a new report. Full Story

8/30/2019 (TODAY) – Taco Bell is ditching 2 of its most popular menu items

To make way for new items, Taco Bell will drop nine products from its menu, including the Cool Ranch Tacos.  Full Story

8/29/2019 (Good Housekeeping) – The Healthiest Cheeses You Can Buy, According to a Registered Dietitian

A registered dietitian lists “the healthiest cheeses you can buy.” Full Story

8/29/2019 (FOX Business) – Costco sells giant 72-pound cheese wheel — here’s how much it’ll cost you

Costco is selling a 72-pound Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel. Full Story

8/28/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – Dairy a Major Contributor to Pumpkin Spiced Everything

Whether it’s social influence or a true appreciation for the flavor, dairy is a major contributor to pumpkin-spiced everything. Full Story

8/28/2019 (PR Newswire) – Borden Dairy Joins State Fair of Texas’ Wacky Food Lineup with Fun Flavored Milks

Dallas-based Borden Dairy has concocted three new limited-edition State Fair of Texas inspired flavors of milk; Banana Taffy, Blueberry Cobbler and Cotton Candy. Full Story

8/27/2019 (Metro UK) – Pizza Hut introduces a Doritos and cheese crust pizza and the internet completely loses it

Pizza Hut Australia introduced a Doritos Crunchy Crust Pizza. Full Story

8/27/2019 (CNN Business) – Starbucks is adding a new pumpkin spice drink to its fall menu

In addition to reintroducing its Pumpkin Spice Latte today, Starbucks is unveiling a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew drink. Full Story

8/26/2019 (PR Newswire) – Domino’s® Offers Back-to-School Deal: 50% Off Pizza

Domino’s is offering 50 percent off menu-priced pizzas this week in a back-to-school promotion. Full Story

8/23/2019 (PR Newswire) – Organic Valley Launches New & Improved FUEL® High-Protein Ultra-Filtered Organic Milk Shake, New First-to-Market Coffee Flavor With Caffeine

Organic Valley introduced an improved FUEL high-protein milk shake with less sugar than the original offering. Full Story

8/22/2019 ( – Manure Digester Will Provide Power For Local College

A Vermont dairy is installing a digester that will help Middlebury College meet its goal of getting 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources while providing extra income for Goodrich Family Farm. Full Story

8/22/2019 (Business Insider) – KFC rolls out a new mac-and-cheese bowl topped with extra cheese and fried chicken as the fast-food mac-and-cheese battle heats up

KFC will introduce mac & cheese bowls to its menus next week as the latest restaurant to offer the cheesy side. Full Story

8/21/2019 (Forbes) – Why Brands (Like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams) Are Leaning Into Branded Merchandise

Companies such as Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are using branded merchandise to spread the word about their products. Full Story

8/21/2019 ( – Dairy snack launches get ready for back-to-school season

Dairy-filled back to school snacks appearing this August are highlighted. Full Story

8/20/2019 (USA TODAY) – McDonald’s launching ‘McCafé It Forward’ with three-day pay-it-forward giveaway

McDonald’s will hold a three-day “McCafé It Forward” promotion, providing cards that can be shared with friends for a free coffee. Full Story

8/20/2019 (Newswire) – Domino’s® to Open New Workspace Dedicated to Collaborative Innovation

Domino’s is set to open the Domino’s Innovation Garage, a dedicated space for collaboration and innovation. Full Story

8/19/2019 (FOX News) – Police look to grill cheese bandit after $187G theft, officials say

Canadian police are searching for a man who stole $187,000 worth of cheese. Full Story

8/19/2019 (QSR Magazine) – McDonald’s Global HQ Starts Serving Sweet Potato Fries

McDonald’s updated the international menu at its global headquarters, which now includes a Halloumi Muffin and Caramel Dipped Cones. Full Story

8/16/2019 (Thrillist) – One of Taco Bell’s Best & Beefiest Menu Items Is Finally Back

Thrillist celebrates the return of Taco Bell’s Triple Double Crunchwrap Supreme. Full Story

8/15/2019 (Delish) – Snickerdoodle McFlurries Have Been Spotted And They Sound Like A Cinnamon Dream

Delish reports McDonald’s is testing a Snickerdoodle McFlurry. Full Story

8/15/2019 (Reuters) – ‘Not as bad as you’d imagine’ hot dog flavored ice cream in NY

Oscar Meyer’s hot-dog-flavored ice cream received mixed reaction in New York. Full Story

8/14/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – State Fair Butter Sculptures Shape Social Media

Butter sculptures are grabbing the social media spotlight. Full Story

8/14/2019 (QSR Magazine) – McDonald’s Refreshes McCafé Brand and Logo

McDonald’s is refreshing the look of its McCafé brand to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Full Story

8/13/2019 (IDFA) – IDFA Highlights Dairy Industry’s Culture of Safety During OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week

IDFA is highlighting dairy’s safety record during OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week. Full Story

8/13/2019 (FOX News) – Chick-fil-A’s mac and cheese hits menus nationwide

Chick-Fil-A has added mac and cheese to its menu, the first side to be added to the permanent menu since 2016. Full Story

8/12/2019 (Refinery29) – Cheese Lovers, Brace Yourselves: Prices Could Skyrocket Soon For An Annoying Reason

Today is the deadline for public comments, link here, about the proposed tariff increases on European Union imports this fall, including many types of cheese. Full Story

8/12/2019 (Delish) – We Went To The Taco Bell Hotel—Here’s Everything You Could Possibly Want To Know About What’s Inside

Delish describes what staying at the pop-up Taco Bell-themed hotel is like. Full Story

8/9/2019 (Farm Journal’s MILK) –From Dairy Skeptic to Dairy Advocate’

Registered dietitian Jim Painter explains how he changed from a dairy skeptic to a dairy advocate on the Midwest Dairy “Dairy on the Air” podcast. Full Story

8/9/2019 (Associated Press) – Healthy breakfast on a busy school morning? It’s not so hard

Associated Press gives tips on how to have a healthy breakfast, including dairy, on busy school mornings. Full Story

8/8/2019 (Lifehacker) – Where to Get Free Frozen Custard on August 8

Today is National Frozen Custard Day; Lifehacker and Elite Daily offer suggestions on where to get good deals. Full Story

8/8/2019 (The Takeout) – Papa John’s newest Shaq-backed innovation is pizza… folded in half

Papa John’s board member Shaquille O’Neal hints about the chain’s forthcoming food item, the “Papadia,” which looks like a pizza folded in half. Full Story

8/7/2019 (Dairy Foods) – It’s time for US cheese to be in the spotlight

Dairy Foods says based on its varieties and quality, “it’s time for U.S. cheese to be in the spotlight” worldwide. Full Story

8/7/2019 (AGDAILY) – Survey: Consumer expectations make it tough to be a farmer

A survey commissioned by Cargill shows consumers want farmers to be “sustainable,” and have a top priority of “providing safe, abundant and affordable food.” Full Story

8/6/2019 (Delish) – 5 National Root Beer Float Day Drink Deals

Today is National Root Beer Float Day, and many restaurants have offers to help celebrate. Full Story

8/6/2019 (Brandpoint via Seattle Post-Intelligencer) – Pimento cheese is finally spreading across America? Well, it’s about time.

Already popular in the Southern U.S., pimento cheese is catching on in other regions. Full Story

8/5/2019 (People) – Summer Delights! Jennifer Garner Surprises Workers at a Dairy Farm While Buying Ice Cream

Actress Jennifer Garner and her children visited a Massachusetts dairy farm this weekend. Full Story

8/5/2019 ( – McDonald’s in Orlando, serves pizzas and pastas

A McDonald’s restaurant in Orlando serves pizza and pastas. Full Story

8/2/2019 (USA TODAY) – Ice Cream Sandwich Day 2019: Oscar Mayer joins war on ice cream with its Ice Dog Sandwich

After French’s announced its mustard ice cream, Oscar Mayer announced its “Ice Dog Sandwich,” featuring hot-dog-flavored ice cream, candied hot dog bits and spicy dijon gelato on a cookie bun. Full Story

8/2/2019 (Business Insider) – Complaints flood Taco Bell after its hotel sold out in 2 minutes

Taco Bell’s pop-up hotel sold out all available reservations within two minutes of opening. Full Story

8/1/2019 (Gothamist) – Coolhaus Is Offering Free French’s Mustard Ice Cream This Week

In honor of National Mustard Day this Saturday, French’s partnered with Coolhaus Ice Cream to create a mustard-flavored ice cream. Full Story

8/1/2019 (Feedstuffs) – Fuel Up to Play 60 celebrates 10 years

Fuel Up to Play 60, a program created by the dairy checkoff and the NFL, recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its annual student ambassador summit. Full Story

July 2019

7/31/2019 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – We Will Have The Highest Milk Prices Since 2014

A commodity broker tells Farm Journal’s MILK “we will have the highest milk prices since 2014.” Full Story

7/31/2019 (Farm and Dairy) – Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board wants to give dairies more time

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board is asking to change a state law which would require milk dealers to provide 90-days notice before ending a contract with a dairy. The current law is 28 days. Full Story

7/30/2019 (Thrillist) – Everywhere You Can Get Free & Cheap Cheesecake Today for National Cheesecake Day

Today is National Cheesecake Day; Thrillist names restaurants offering special deals today and throughout July. Full Story

7/30/2019 (Penn State University News) – Vanilla makes milk beverages seem sweeter

Adding vanilla to milk makes consumers think the beverage is sweeter, which would allow added sugars to be reduced, according to Penn State University researchers who may use these findings to push for low-sugar chocolate milk in school lunches. Full Story

7/29/2019 (NPR’s Innovation Hub) – Eat Smarter, Eat Healthier

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian said the proven benefits of dairy fat are overlooked by policymakers and the public on NPR’s Innovation Hub podcast. Full Story

7/29/2019 (Mashable) – WTF is raclette, and why is it all over Instagram?

Raclette is a big hit among foodies on Instagram. Full Story

7/25/2019 (Mashable) – We’re Stuffing Our Face With Cheese Even More.

Americans are eating more than twice as much cheese as they were forty years ago. Full Story.

7/25/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – Foremost Farms President, CEO To Resign.

Foremost Farms President and CEO Mike Doyle will retire at year’s end. Full Story. 

7/25/2019 (CNBC) – A blind man couldn’t order pizza from Domino’s. The company wants the Supreme Court to say websites don’t have to be accessible.

Domino’s is asking the Supreme Court to rule on a challenge from a blind man who says the pizza company’s website should be made accessible. Full Story. 

7/24/2019 (Romper)Cheez-It & House Wine Are Collaborating & I Can’t Stop Screaming. 

Cheez-Its and House Wine are collaborating to create and wine-and-cheese boxed snack. Full Story. 

7/24/2019 (Engadget) – Pizza Hut tests Amazon Locker-style ‘cubbies for carryout orders

Pizza Hut is testing locker-like “cubbies” to more quickly serve carryout orders. Full Story.

7/24/2019 (Southwest Airline Magazine) – Dairy Queen

Southwest Airline Magazine profiles the heritage and history of butter sculptures at state fairs. Full Story.

7/23/2019 (Business Insider) – Krispy Kreme is opening a new type of store that sells doughnut-ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes

Krispy Kreme is redesigning a store in North Carolina that will offer milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches and customizable doughnuts. Full Story

7/23/2019 (Bloomberg) – Farmers Earn More From YouTube Than Their Crops

Some farmers are making more income through YouTube videos than they are from their crops. Bloomberg profiles these viral agvocates. Full Story

7/22/2019 (U.S. News & World Report) – Top Nutrition Fallacies on Social Media

Registered dietitian and NDC ambassador Toby Amidor counters the biggest nutrition myths in social media, including one saying “white foods are unhealthy.” Full Story

7/22/2019 (Mashable) – Don’t do this: 10 of the worst crimes against mac and cheese

Mashable compiled a list of the top 10 “crimes against” mac and cheese, including “mac and cheese cocktails.” Full Story

7/11/2019 (TODAY) – Cow and dairy farmer play peekaboo through window

Wisconsin dairy farmer Jason Leedle’s game of “peek-a-boo” with a cow has been seen nearly 900,000 times since Sunday. Full Story

7/11/2019 (YouTube) – 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Second Meeting

USDA livestreamed its second meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, including public comments. Full Story

7/9/2019 (WNYT Albany) – Police will issue ice cream tickets for children using helmets.

Police officers in parts of New York will hand out ice cream coupon “tickets” to children who wear bicycle helmets. Full Story. 

7/9/2019 (Billboard) – Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid Heads to Wisconsin, Joined by Bonnie Raitt, Margo Price, Tanya Tucker & More.

Willie Nelson’s 34th annual Farm Aid concert will be Sept. 21 in Wisconsin as a way of drawing attention to the crisis dairy farmers and others are facing. Full Story. 

7/8/2019 (Elite Daily) – Natalia Butler Is The Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Guru Who Creates Your Fave Treats

Elite Daily profiles Natalia Butler, who helps create flavors for Ben & Jerry’s. Full Story. 

7/8/2019 (CBC) – Milk-based liquor gets shot at lucrative vodka market.

Canada’s government will allow a distiller that produces milk-based “Vodkow” to use vodka on its label. Full Story.

7/3/2019 (FOX News) – Taco Bell Struck by Tortilla Shortage: ‘We are working diligently to replenish our supply.’ 

Some Taco Bell restaurants are being affected by a tortilla shortage because of an issue with the company’s supplier. Full Story.

7/2/2019 (Forbes) – Subway Heats Up Its Menu With Help From Halo Top Creamery. 

Subway has partnered with Halo Top Creamery to test hand-spun milkshakes. Full Story.

7/2/2019 (WHNS Greenville) – Upstate Sub Shop Offering Free Ice Cream to Kids who Recite the Pledge of Allegiance. 

A South Carolina restaurant is offering kids free ice cream if they can recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Full Story.

7/2/2019 (FOX News) – Slight majority of Americans would rather eat pizza for breakfast, survey finds. 

A new survey says a slight majority of Americans would prefer to eat cold pizza for breakfast over traditional morning fare. Full Story. 

7/1/2019 (News Release) – PetSmart Serves Up Free Dog-Friendly Ice Cream Sundaes for National Ice Cream Day

Petsmart will celebrate National Ice Cream Day by offering free, dog-friendly ice cream. Full Story.

7/1/2019 (WFLA) – Longhorn introduces steak and bourbon ice cream for summer. 

LongHorn Steakhouse is offering ice cream featuring “steak sprinkles,” swirls of bourbon caramel sauce and whipped cream. Full Story. 

June 2019

6/27/2019 (The Insider) – Arby’s has flipped the vegan ‘meat’ trend on its head with the ‘megetable,’ a carrot made out of turkey that looks and tastes almost exactly like the vegetable

Arby’s is putting a spin on the meat-alternative trend by introducing the “Marrot,” a meat-based carrot that looks like the orange vegetable and has much of its nutritional value. Full Story

6/27/2019 (AGDAILY) – Land O’Lakes podcast, Something Greater, wraps up season 1

Land O’Lakes wraps up the first season of its “Something Greater” podcast series. Full Story

6/26/2019 (Forbes) – Chick Fil – A Named America’s Favorite restaurant Chain – Again.

For the fourth year in a row, Chick-fil-A topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for limited-service restaurant chains. Full Story. 

6/25/2019 (Guinness World Records) Artisan Blue Cheese Becomes Most Expensive Ever Sold At Auction.

The most expensive cheese ever sold at auction was two pounds of artisan blue cheese for more than $16,000. Full Story.

6/24/2019 (California Dairy Magazine) – Pizza Hut Now Using 25% More Cheese in Support of the Dairy Industry. 

DMI food scientist Nitin Joshi shares insights about his work on behalf of dairy farmers at Pizza Hut. Full Story.

6/24/2019 (Carscoops) – Chevy Drivers Can Now Order Pizza Using Car’s Touchscreen.

New Chevrolet cars with “Marketplace” touchscreen display offer the ability to order Domino’s Pizza. Full Story.

6/24/2019 (Delish) – Costco Is Now Selling Cheese Flights For 19.99

Costco is selling pre-packaged cheese flights that are flying off the shelves. Full Story. 

6/20/2019 (Progressive Dairyman) – Checkoff Watch: Early NFL passion blossomed into partnership that benefits kids.

Florida dairy farmer John Larson shares his early memories of the NFL and being in partnership with the league through Fuel Up to Play 60. Full Story. 

6/20/2019 (Reuters) – Sparkly unicorn ice cream: Kroger’s bid to win grocery wars.

Kroger is relying on its house brands, including Kroger Best ice cream, to help it win market share from its rivals. Full Story.

6/20/2019 (AGDAILY) – 10 tips on how to get more Instagram followers. 

DMI’s Don Schindler shares tips on how to grow your Instagram following. Full Story.

6/19/2019 (Forbes) – Domino’s Pizza Inc. Leads Pizza Chain Growth Across The World.

Domino’s “leads pizza chain growth across the world.” Full Story.

6/19/2019 (Elite Daily) – Dairy Queen’s Free Ice Cream Deal for June 21 Welcomes the Summer in a Sweet Way.

Dairy Queen will offer free cones ordered through its app on June 21. Full Story. 

6/19/2019 (Food Network) – Dog Ice Cream is Here to Make Your Pooch’s Summer.

Aldi will produce ice cream for dogs. Full Story. 

6/19/2019 (USA TODAY) – Taco Bell website and app go down for some users during free taco promotion Tuesday.

“Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion payoff was so popular, it crashed Taco Bell’s website and app. Full Story.

6/18/2019 (USA TODAY) – Here is how to get free Taco Bell today thanks to the Golden State Warriors. 

Taco Bell will give away free tacos today to fulfill its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion. Full Story. 

6/18/2019 (Delish) – The Cheesy Bites Crust from Pizza Hut is BACK

News of the return of Pizza Hut’s Cheesy Bites Pizza has thrilled many internet users. Full Story. 

6/18/2019 (Thrillist) – Kimmel Got People to Throw Cheese at Their Dads for Father’s Day & It Was Hilarious. 

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel challenged viewers to throw a piece of cheese on their dad’s for Father’s Day. The results did not disappoint. Full Story.

6/17/2019 (Thrillist) – Pizza Hut’s running a flash sale on large pizzas.

Pizza Hut has a sale to celebrate the return of Cheesy Bites pizza. Full Story. 

6/17/2019 (USA TODAY) – Robots may be delivering your pizza. 

Domino’s is teaming with the robotics company Nuro to test automated delivery of pizzas. Full Story.

6/13/2019 (Associated Press) – Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud relishes White House visit

Race winner Simon Pagenaud visited the White House yesterday, saying his favorite moment since winning the race was pouring milk on himself in Victory Lane. Full Story

6/13/2019 ( – ‘Diamond in the rough’: Moon Cheese takes cheese snacks to new level

Moon Cheese, a crunchy snack that’s made entirely of cheese, saw its quarter-to-quarter revenues double. Full Story

6/12/2019 (Bloomberg) – Uber Wants Your Next Big Mac to Be Delivered by Drone

The FDA says despite a recently-leaked report about PFAS chemicals found in some foods, it does not “have any indication that these substances are a human health concern.” Full Story

6/12/2019 (SELF) – These Are the Cheeses That Have the Lowest Levels of Lactose

“These are the cheeses that have the lowest levels of lactose.” Full Story

6/11/2019 (TIME) – A Study on Twins Offers Proof That We All Need Personalized Diets

New research says even identical twins can respond to the same foods very differently, showing the need for individualized health plans. Full Story. 

6/10/2019 (News Release) – ESPN3 Gears Up To Broadcast Third U.S. Pizza Team Event This Year. 

ESPN3 will broadcast the U.S. Pizza Team Summer Trials, in advance of this fall’s European Pizza & Pasta Show. Full Story.

6/10/2019 (TechCrunch) – Everyone Loves Pizza, Including VCs

Venture capitalists are investing lots of money in pizza company startups. Full Story.

6/6/2019 (USA TODAY) – ESPN’s Adam Schefter tried to chug chocolate milk and made a mess

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tried to chug a glass of chocolate milk, and … well, he tried. Full Story

6/6/2019 (USA TODAY) – When Taco Bell runs out of tacos, who do you call? One person reportedly called the police

Someone in Louisiana called the police to report a “travesty” when the local Taco Bell ran out of tacos. Full Story

6/5/2019 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – California Dairies, Inc., Joins National Milk Producers Federation

California Dairies, Inc., the nation’s second-largest dairy cooperative, has joined NMPF. Full Story.

6/5/2019 (E&E News) – ‘Farmer Matt’ takes helm of USDA conservation agency

Matt Lohr is the first farmer in 25 years to lead the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He raises broiler chickens and black angus cattle in Virginia. Full Story.

6/4/2019 ( – Cottage cheese ‘renaissance’ heats up in the U.S.

Cottage cheese is making a mainstream comeback with single-serve offerings. Full Story.

6/4/2019 (Dairy Herd Management) – Dairy Farmers, Consumers Kick Off Dairy Month with World Milk Day.

Dairy Herd Management recaps some of the social media posts highlighting Saturdays’s World Milk Day. Full Story.

6/4/2019 (Wisconsin State Farmer) – Hello, Udder Tuggers: Timber Rattlers to temporarily rebrand to salute America’s Dairyland.

A Wisconsin minor-league baseball team will rename itself the “Wisconsin Udder Tuggers” for one June game as part of its month-long “Salute to Cows.” Full Story.

6/3/2019 (Thrillist) – Everyone Gets Free Taco Bell on June 18.

Taco Bell will pay off its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion on June 18 after the Warriors won in Toronto during last night’s NBA Finals. Full Story. 

6/3/2019 (Delish) – Carnival Cruise Line Adds Beer and Pizza Delivery Throughout Its Ships.

Carnival Cruise Line now offers pizza delivery on its ships. Full Story.