Issues Monitoring

Keeping you on top of dairy news and consumer trends

July 2019


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 (DairyReporter.com) – ‘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 (DairyReporter.com) – 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. 

May 2019


5/30/2019 (102.3 Jack FM) – This is the Planets Most Addictive Foods.

A study by the University of Michigan named the most addictive food in the world, and if you guessed pizza, you’d be right. Chocolate and ice cream also make the top 5. Full Story.

5/29/2019 (News Release) – Le Cheese: The New App for Cheese Lovers

A Brazilian developer created the mobile app Le Cheese, aiming to help consumers explore and rate more than 1,800 cheese types. Full Story.

5/29/2019 (News Release) – Sargento Food announces new Sunrise Balanced Breaks

Sargento introduced Sunrise Balanced Breaks, a morning snack kit combining cheese with foods like granola, quinoa or pumpkin seeds. Full Story.

5/29/2019 (The Takeout) – Domino’s now using cameras to assess whether your pizza is good

Domino’s stores in Australia and New Zealand will use artificial intelligence-powered cameras to ensure pizzas are being made properly. Full Story.

5/28/2019 (Farm Journal’s Milk Magazine) – All Hail the Quesalupa

Behind-the-scenes look at Taco Bell’s headquarters and how checkoff scientists are keeping dairy top of mind on its menu. Full Story.

5/28/2019 (CNN Business) – Pizza Hut is changing its pan pizzas for the first time in 40 years.

Pizza Hut announced it will remake its personal pan pizzas, featuring a new cheese blend. Full Story. 

5/28/2019 (Associated Press) – Pagenaud gives sponsor John Menard his first Indy 500 win.

Race winner Simon Pagenaud’s celebration with the historic milk bottle made for a very photogenic moment. Full Story. 

5/28/2019 (WPTA Fort Wayne, IN) – ‘Milkman’ Andrew Kuehnert reflects on Indy 500 experience.

Indiana dairy farmer Andrew Kuehnert reflects on being the Milk Person who delivered the bottle in Victory Lane. Full Story. 

5/23/2019 (INDY STAR) – Here’s why they pour milk on the Indy 500 winner.

Explains the tradition of the race winner celebrating with milk. Full Story.

5/23/2019 (Agri-View) – USDA beefs up E. coli detection.

USDA scientists have developed methods to better detect E. coli contamination in beef. Full Story.

5/22/2019 (FOX News) – Ford’s self-driving cars may have delivery robots because humans are too lazy

Ford says its driverless car deliveries of Domino’s Pizza showed consumers were “too lazy” to go to the car to get the pizza, so they’re working on robots to bring items to the front door. Full Story

5/22/2019 (FOX News) – Taco Bell is giving away free tacos for the NBA finals… but there’s a catch

Taco Bell is bringing back its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion for the NBA Finals. Full Story

5/21/2019 (FoxBusiness.com) – Americas fastest growing pizza chain MOD Pizza says socially conscious experience is ‘heart’ of popularity

CEO Scott Svenson said MOD Pizza is the nation’s fastest growing pizza chain because it is a socially conscious company. Full Story

5/21/2019 (DairyReporter.com) – PepsiCo patents co-fermented oat and dairy product with ‘unique’ nutritional profile

PepsiCo has patented a process to co-ferment oats and dairy milk, creating a drinkable or spoonable product. Full Story

5/20/2019 (QSR) – Domino’s Offering $5.99 Two-Topping Carryout Deal Until May 26

Checkoff partner Domino’s is offering a carryout special to honor farmers, saying “Domino’s wouldn’t exist without dairy, tomato and wheat farmers across the U.S.” Full Story

5/16/2019 (Business Insider) – Taco Bell is opening a Taco Bell-themed hotel

Taco Bell is opening “The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort” in Palm Springs, California, late this summer. Full Story

5/16/2019 (AOL) – New Snickers and Twix-flavored milk is like drinking your favorite candy bar

Is this your new favorite flavor? Mars introduced Snickers– and Twix– flavored chocolate milk; AOL says it’s “like drinking your favorite candy bar.” Full Story

5/15/2019 (AGDAILY) – Want to join dairy farmers in helping at-risk kids? Here’s how

DMI’s Don Schindler explains the “Give a Gallon” program, encouraging people to donate milk to their food banks on June 1, World Milk Day. Full Story

5/15/2019 (NOSH) – Dean Foods Relaunches Steve’s in Its First Artisanal Ice Cream Play

Dean Foods is re-introducing Steve’s Ice Cream, a brand credited for kicking off the premium ice cream movement decades ago. Full Story

5/14/2019 (Thrillist) – Everyone Gets Free Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Today

Häagen-Dazs holds its Free Cone Day today. Full Story

5/14/2019 (Forbes) – McDonald’s Hits Happy Meal Nutrition Goals Ahead Of Schedule

McDonald’s has hit its goal of a more nutritious Happy Meal. More than half of the meals sold include milk, juice or water. Full Story

5/13/2019 (Reuters) – NZ’s Fonterra sells Tip Top ice cream to Froneri for $250 million

Fonterra sold its Tip Top ice cream brand to UK’s Froneri for $250 million. Full Story

5/13/2019 (KPIX San Francisco) – SF Startup Promotes ‘Beyond Organic’ Baby Formula to New Moms

A San Francisco startup wants to introduce a “beyond organic” baby formula created with “grass-fed dairy.” Full Story

5/9/2019 (USA TODAY) – McDonald’s unveils 4 new menu items – from around the globe

McDonald’s confirmed the four international items it will add to U.S. menus, including the Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands, Canada’s Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, and cheesy bacon fries from Australia. Full Story

5/9/2019 (PRNewswire) – KFC And Grubhub Let The Colonel Cook On Mother’s Day, Offering Free Delivery May 12

KFC will offer free food delivery through Grubhub in honor of Mother’s Day. Full Story

5/8/2019 (CNN) – Kraft will pay you $100 to get a babysitter on Mother’s Day

Kraft is offering to pay $100 in babysitting bills for moms who want to take a break this Mother’s Day. Full Story

5/8/2019 (Thrillist) – Taco Bell Is Unleashing These Big Boxes of Nachos Nationwide

Taco Bell has four new menu items, including a $5 Grande Nachos Box. Full Story

5/7/2019 (Thrillist) – Wendy’s Just Dropped Frosty Prices to 50 Cents

As part of a new summer tradition, Wendy’s has cut the cost of Frosties to 50 cents for a limited time. Full Story

5/7/2019 (USA TODAY) – Dairy Queen serves ‘Royal Baby Blizzard’ in honor of Meghan and Harry’s newborn boy

In honor of the birth of Meghan and Harry’s newborn boy, it’s time for a name change. Dairy Queen is offering a “Royal Baby Blizzard.” Full Story

5/6/2019 (KFOR Oklahoma City) – Pioneer Woman honoring family’s late Basset Hound with ice cream shop name

Food Network’s “Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond opened an ice cream shop in northern Oklahoma this weekend. Full Story

5/6/2019 (WJW Cleveland) – Barq’s releases new frozen root beer floats

Barq’s introduced Frozen Root Beer & Vanilla Ice Cream Float Tubes, a frozen snack made with milk and cream. Full Story

5/2/2019 (Woman’s Day) – Häagen-Dazs Is Giving Away Free Ice Cream on May 14

Häagen-Dazs stores are giving away ice cream on May 14. Full Story

5/2/2019 (DairyReporter.com) – Kroger completes Turkey Hill sale

Kroger completed the sale of its flagship dairy brand, Turkey Hill, which it had agreed to sell to Peak Rock Capital last year. Full Story

5/1/2019 (Capital Press) – Largest Oregon dairy plans to make natural gas from cow manure

Oregon’s Threemile Canyon Farms is seeking a state permit that will allow it to convert millions of gallons of cow manure into “pipeline quality” natural gas. Full Story

April 2019


4/30/2019 (Food Dive) – Sargento delivers ‘world’s slowest pizza’ to unveil aged cheese line

To introduce its line of aged cheeses, Sargento offered the world’s slowest free pizza delivery — which takes four to 18 months to deliver. Full Story

4/30/2019 (AFP via Yahoo!) – Cheese fans raise a stink over plans for pasteurized camembert

France will soon allow Camembert cheeses to be pasteurized, causing an uproar among traditionalists. Full Story

4/29/2019 (Delish) – Walmart’s New Unicorn Sparkle Ice Cream Is Everything And More

Walmart has Unicorn Sparkle Ice Cream, the latest colorful cake-flavored treat to follow the unicorn-themed trend. Full Story

4/29/2019 (The Daily Meal) – Babybel’s Playful New Shape Is Giving String Cheese a Run for Its Money

Babybel launched Mini Rolls, a spiral-shaped string cheese. Full Story

4/25/2019 (National Geographic) – Most people waste more food than they think—here’s how to fix it

National Geographic states confusion over “best by,” “sell by,” “use by” and other labels leads Americans to throw away $29 billion of safe food every year. Full Story

4/24/2019 (FOX News) – Patient’s request for pizza on hospital window gets great response

A patient’s request for pizza on his hospital room window led to 15 pizzas delivered in three days. Full Story

4/24/2019 (The Takeout) – Wisconsin is No. 1 state for frozen pizza consumption

Wisconsin tops the country in per capita frozen pizza consumption. Full Story

4/23/2019 (AGDAILY) – Culver’s to share stories from agricultural influencers

Dairy farmers Tara Vander Dussen (New Mexico) and Marie Zick (Wisconsin) will take over Culver’s social media accounts (#FarmingFridays) for a day to share ag’s story. Full Story

4/23/2019 (Eater) – McDonald’s Saves You the 22-Hour Flight for Australian Cheesy Bacon Fries

McDonald’s will offer four popular international menu items — all featuring dairy — in the U.S. this June. Full Story

4/22/2019 (Elite Daily) – Pizza Hut’s 2019 NFL Draft Deal For April 25 Features A Major Discount On Pies

Pizza Hut will offer a half-off discount code on social media during Thursday’s NFL Draft opening round. (It also will give free pizza for a year to the “Pi Pick,” the player selected in the third round with the 14th pick.) Full Story

4/22/2019 (Delish) – Whole Foods Made A “Royal Addition Cheese” In Honor Of Meghan Markle’s Impending Birth

Whole Foods introduced a cheese inspired by the impending royal baby and Prince Harry’s red hair. Full Story

4/18/2019 (DairyReporter.com) – From a burger slice to a $20bn industry: How China can stay stocked with cheese

McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut are credited with helping make cheese more popular in China, the world’s biggest dairy importer. Full Story

4/18/2019 (Bloomberg) – In the Yogurt World, the Greeks Are Down and Vikings Are Up

The rise of Icelandic yogurt — which needs four times the amount of milk to make as traditional yogurt — could mean good news for U.S. dairy farmers. Full Story

4/17/2019 (Nation’s Restaurant News) – Milk and cookies get a makeover

Pastry chefs find appeal from consumers for classic combination. Full Story

4/16/2019 (Dairy Reporter) – Cheese coffee? Australian dairy thinks the time is ripe

A procurement expert for an Australian/New Zealand dairy company said cheese coffee, flavored butters and protein-on-the-go are the top dairy food trends. Full Story

4/16/2019 (Daily Record) – Scots Game of Thrones-daft Domino’s worker makes hilarious DIY Irn-Bru throne

A Domino’s employee in Scotland made an “Iron Throne” from pizza boxes and the country’s popular Irn-Bru bottles in a nod to Game of Thrones. Full Story

4/15/2019 (USNews.com) – Don’t Let Your Young Athlete Make These Nutrition Mistakes

Sports nutritionists recommend yogurt and smoothies for young athletes. Full Story

4/15/2019 (Chew Boom) – Taco Bell Is Testing A New Double Beef Quesarito In Charlotte, North Carolina

Taco Bell is testing a double beef quesarito at some North Carolina stores. Full Story

4/11/2019 (FOX News) – Nutrients from food, not vitamin supplements, reduces risk of early death: study

Getting nutrients from foods — not supplements — may be the key to a longer and healthier life, according to researchers from Tufts University. Full Story

4/11/2019 (LADBible) – Tourist Downs 2.5l Of Milk At Airport Security So He Doesn’t Waste It

A popular video features a Chinese man drinking more than half a gallon of milk after Australian airport officials told him he couldn’t bring it through security. Full Story

4/10/2019 (U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog) – U.S. Dairy Exports Start with Farmer Passion for Sustainability, Customer Focus, Animal Care and Efficiency

Four dairy farmers share how practicing sustainability, animal care, efficiency and customer focus benefits domestic and international partners. Full Story

4/10/2019 (Elite Daily) – Pizza Hut’s $5.99 Pizza Deal For April 2019 Is A Totally Delicious Discount

Pizza Hut is offering large two-topping pizzas for $5.99 through April 15. Full Story

4/9/4019 (Feedstuffs) – Fairlife unveils high-protein meal replacement beverage

The company will test a meal replacement shake with 30 grams of dairy protein. Full Story

4/9/2019 (Mental Floss) – Everything You Need to Know About Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s 

Ben & Jerry’s stores celebrate Free Cone Day today. Full Story

4/8/2019 (NPR) – College Campus Tries Out Robot Delivery

Robotic delivery machines are becoming common at George Mason University. Full Story

4/8/2019 (USA TODAY) – First-ever dietary guidelines coming for babies, given ‘life sentence’ if obese by age 5

Proper nutrition for babies may be addressed by the group working on the 2020 Dietary Guidelines. Full Story

4/4/2019 (Forbes) – Do Happier Cows Make For Happier Consumers? 

Forbes explores whether cow comfort devices like the BlissBrush lead to happier cows — and if the marketing leads to happier consumers. Full Story

4/4/2019 (Refrigerated & Frozen Foods) – Study: Growth in dairy testing market driven by stringent food safety regulations

Testing of dairy foods is expected to be a nearly-$6 billion dollar business by 2022 thanks to trade and technological advances. Full Story

4/3/2019 (The Verge) – New Apple ad romanticizes the beginnings of Apple’s circular pizza box

Apple has a new ad that revolves around the story of a circular pizza box — which actually exists at Apple’s cafeterias. Full Story

4/3/2019 (Hoard’s Dairyman) – We must develop dairy’s new talent pool

Hoard’s Dairyman recaps the IDFA Dairy Forum’s “Women Leading Forward” panel, where DMI Chair Marilyn Hershey, Land O’Lakes CEO Beth Ford and others spoke to the importance of women in the workplace and growing the next generation of dairy employees. Full Story

4/2/2019 (USA TODAY) – Pizza Hut offering fans a chance to win free P’Zones during final March Madness games

Pizza Hut will give away P’Zones to its loyalty program members if a team overcomes a 17-point deficit in the remaining NCAA basketball tournament games. Full Story

4/2/2019 (Instagram) – New Cheese Curd Crunch Flavor of the Day

April Fools! Culver’s announced Monday its flavor of the day was “Cheese Curd Crunch.” Full Story

4/1/2019 (Berry on Dairy) – The Scoop on Ice Cream, Milk, Dairy-Based Beverages, Yogurt and Cultured Dairy Foods

Food scientist Donna Berry shares what dairy foods trends were discussed at last week’s ProFood Tech conference. Full Story

4/1/2019 (KARE Minneapolis) – Minnesota farmer losing sons and farm in immigration battle

A dairy farmer who emigrated from Holland to Minnesota 18 years ago is likely going to sell his farm, as immigration laws are forcing his grown children to leave the country. Full Story