Plant in Calif. to Close

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Dairy processor Land O’ Lakes is closing its cheese plant in Tulare, Calif. and laying off 80 employees. The competition for milk among the region’s larger dairy processors played a role in the company’s decision, milk industry officials said. “Idling the Tulare cheese plant was a difficult decision that was driven by a variety of factors,” said Jerry Kaminski, Land …

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DFA Plant Reaches Safety Milestone

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The employees working at the Fort Morgan, Colo. Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) plant can now brag about the safe of their dairy plants – five years with no lost-time accidents. This is a great achievement, especially since the plant doubled its capacity during that period. Congratulations! Since 1998, the plant has manufactured sweet cream, condensed milk and nonfat …

Agribusiness, Dairy Business, Milk

Leprino to Open New Cheese Plant

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A new cheese plant is being planned for Greeley, Colo. Leprino Foods, the nation’s biggest maker of mozzarella cheese made the announcement last week. Greeley’s former Western Sugar Cooperative site has been in the running for the site of Leprino’s 10th plant for several months, and the City Council in January approved a special taxing district for the location. Privately …

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