Dairylea Members Approve Merger with DFA

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During a special meeting in Syracuse, N.Y., members of Dairylea Cooperative Inc. approved the proposed merger with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). The merger will become official on April 1, and combines Dairylea’s Northeast-based 1,200 members with DFA’s 13,000 nationwide dairy farmer members. The cooperatives have enjoyed a successful working relationship since DFA was formed in 1998. Working together, Dairylea …

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Dairy Maid Dairy Purchased

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Dairy Maid Dairy, Frederick, Md. has been purchased by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA). Dairy Maid has been owned and operated by the Vona family since 1946 and is currently led by brothers, Jimmy and Jody. The Vonas will continue to manage the day-to-day operations. “The acquisition of Dairy Maid Dairy aligns with DFA’s strategy to increase its commercial footprint …

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Nestlé USA Named Largest Processor

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The Dairy Foods’ 20th annual Dairy 100 list comprises the largest processors of dairy foods and beverages based in the United States and Canada. The 2013 list names Nestlé USA as North America’s largest dairy processor, bumping off Dean Foods Co. which held the spot for at least half of the 20 years that Dairy Foods has been compiling the …

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DBA Plans Green Bay Packer Tailgate Party

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Packer fans will soon brush off their green and gold for the Dairy Business Association’s 13th Annual Green Bay Packer Tailgate Party. The Packers will take on the Seattle Seahawks in an exciting pre-season game on Friday, August 23rd at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. This favorite event is expected to draw hundreds of Packer fans for a pre-game cookout …

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United Dairy Introduces Eco Jug

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United Dairy, located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, has converted to a new more environmentally-friendly container. The new ‘eco jug’ utilizes 25 percent less plastic per jug, down to 55 grams of plastic resin per jug compare to 65 grams. Ten grams per may not seem like much, but consider the Pa. plant alone processes roughly 50,000 gallons each day …

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Deans Closing Shenandoah’s Pride Plant

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Dean Foods Co. is closing its Shenandoah’s Pride plant in Springfield, Va. Deans says that production at the facility will stop over the next two months, and that the 91-year-old Shenandoah’s Pride brand would be phased out. It will be replaced with two other Dean brands: Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms and PET. “We regret the impact that this decision will …

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New Study Compares Dairy Safety Net Programs

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Dairy economists from leading universities released a new study that compares the short-term impacts for dairy farmers of two dairy safety-net programs now being debated in Congress — the Dairy Security Act (DSA) and the Goodlatte-Scott amendment to DSA. The report, Shared Potential, Shared Concerns and Open Questions, states that both Goodlatte-Scott and DSA are “effective in providing catastrophic risk …

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New Exhibits at the MOOseum

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Three new exhibits will be on display at Montgomery County, Maryland’s unique King Farm Dairy MOOseum, as it re-opens for the 2013 season on Saturday, May 4. The historic dairy barn museum showcases the history of local dairy farming when more than 350 dairy farms operated in the county serving the national capital region. The special new exhibits include a …

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New Resources Available for Dairy Producers

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The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced new science-based resources available for dairy producers, processors, industry partners and stakeholders. The resources help the industry act on the unprecedented scientific research commissioned as part of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Commitment — a collective effort of the dairy value chain to measure and improve the sustainability of U.S. dairy from farm to …

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WhiteWave Plans Expansion

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WhiteWave Foods is planning an expansion of their plant in Virginia. The expansion involves addition of a new warehouse facility and machinery, in order to expand production and meet increased demand for the products. Currently, the plant manufactures Horizon Organic brand milk and Land O’Lakes brand butter and products. Commenting on the announcement Governor McDonnell said the Mount Crawford plant …

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