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CCFN, USDEC and NMPF Praise Nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative

ARLINGTON, VA – The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) praised President-elect Biden’s selection of Katherine Tai for nomination as the next United States Trade Representative. “With the growing importance of agricultural exports to the financial well-being of America’s dairy farmers, the U.S. Dairy Export Council is […]Read More »

Defending Common Terms Continues to Lead Congressional Agenda

“Congress has spoken loudly; it is time for stronger action by the U.S. government.” That was the quote from Jaime Castaneda, Executive Director of the Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), following the release of a bipartisan letter sent by 111 members of the U.S. Congress urging stronger protections for American-made food and wine exports using common […]Read More »

Heard on Hoard’s: Speak Up in Defense of Common Terms

In October, CCFN Executive Director Jaime Castaneda joined Hoard’s Dairyman for a webinar where he broke down what exactly is a geographical indication (GI) and the mission of CCFN. Castaneda was also joined by Jeff Schwager, CEO of Sartori Cheese (a CCFN member), and Andy Novakovic, an Agricultural Economist at Cornell University. Fighting back against […]Read More »

Forging a Balanced Approach to GI Protections

COVID-19 restrictions meant that CCFN couldn’t make the trip in person to Geneva for the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 61st series of meetings in September. Instead, we participated virtually, delivering an oral statement and submitting comments for the record reaffirming our commitment to working alongside WIPO to […]Read More »

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This Makes Sense

This Makes Sense:

Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese must come from Italy's Parma region

This Doesn’t Make Sense

This Doesn't Make Sense:

All parmesan cheese must come from Italy

image description Many commonly used names for American cheeses have deep roots in European history, but American cheesemakers have contribut[ed] greatly to their popularity around the world. image description — The American Cheese Society