Our Farmer Funders

Since the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s inception in 1995, dairy farmers have primarily funded our efforts through Dairy Management Inc. and the national checkoff program. Today, milk from 1 in 7 trucks leaving American dairy farms ends up in products and ingredients sold overseas, making exports a vital growth path for farmers and processors alike. Serving as DMI board members, dairy farmers provide strategic guidance for USDEC programs.