9 Girls Chosen as the Power of 9

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Congratulations to the nine teenage girls who have been chosen by America to don a Milk Mustache and appear together in a national “got milk?®” ad. It will be the first time in Milk Mustache history that “real” teens will star in the iconic campaign. Check out their winning video entries here! In February, actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough …

Dairy Checkoff, MilkPEP

More Good News for Chocolate Milk

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Good news for athletes, milk-lovers and everyone! Fat-free chocolate milk beat out carbohydrate sports drinks at helping to rebuild and refuel muscles after exercise, researchers report. The combination of carbohydrates and protein in low-fat chocolate milk appears to be “just right” for refueling weary muscles, says William Lunn, PhD, an exercise scientist at the University of Connecticut. “It’s not just …

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Schwarzenegger Declares "Real California Milk Month"

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Across the country today, celebrations of June Dairy Month began. In California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed June 2010 as “Real California Milk Month.” The proclamation honors the efforts of California’s more than 1,750 dairy families and the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) to keep the state’s dairy industry healthy and strong. California is the leading milk producer in the United …

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McDonald's Encourages Kids to "Shrek Out" Happy Meal

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McDonald’s is launching a new campaign featuring milk, fruits, vegetables and Shrek! Get your kids to “Shrek Out” their Happy Meals by ordering Apple Dippers and low-fat white or chocolate milk. Kids can also visit the new online site “State M” to play games and interact with Shrek characters. McDonald’s announced it has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation for the …

Media, Milk

Dean Reports Losses

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Dean Foods Co. announced it will be cutting jobs in its processing plants after profit losses. The discounting prompted Dean’s chief executive to describe prices as dropping “beyond sustainable levels.” Dean, the nation’s largest dairy processor, said that its profit fell 43 percent to $43.15 million, or 24 cents a share. That compares with profit of $76.25 million, or 48 …

Company Announcement, Markets

If It's Not From Cows, It's Not Milk

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National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) took a stance this week, a decade after it first asked the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on the misappropriation of dairy terminology on imitation milk products. Not only did NMPF send another petition to the FDA, asserting that the practice has gotten worse in the past 10 years, it also …

Education, Milk, Products, Promotion

A Glass of Milk Can Help Meet Your Vitamin D Needs

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No sunshine today? Too much work to get outside? Need more vitamin D? Drink a glass of milk, and problem solved! America needs more vitamin D. It’s one more reason to grab another glass of milk, according to new research presented at the Experimental Biology conference in Anaheim, California. Milk is the primary source of vitamin D in the American …

Milk, Research

Study Regarding Different Milk Types

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A new study has suggested that there may be little nutritional difference between conventional and organic milk. Writing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists at Cornell University set out to compare the nutritional profile of organic and recombinant bST (rbST)-free milks in the US with that of conventional milks. They pursued this research because of concern that consumers may …

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Guernsey Farm Dairy Introduces Probiotic Milk

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A new line of milk with probiotics has been introduced by Guernsey Farm Dairy and Ganeden Biotech, Inc. The new line includes half-gallon reduced fat and fat free varieties fortified with GanedenBC30, a patented probiotic strain created by Ganeden. The new products are currently available at a variety of southeast Michigan grocery retailers, including: Arbor Farms, Busch’s Markets, Hiller’s Markets, …

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