DFA Plant Receives Award

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In recognition of exceptional commitment to quality and customer service, employees at Dairy Farmers of America’s Schulenburg, Texas, facility have been awarded the PepsiCo North American Foods 2012 Service Award for Contract Manufacturing. The award recognizes the Schulenburg team as leaders among 41 contract manufacturing suppliers at 63 locations across the country. The Schulenburg facility performed at or above target … Read More

DFA Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

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Dairy Farmers of America’s 15th Annual Meeting explored the diverse ways the Cooperative and dairy industry are preparing for the future. The meeting kicked off with the chairman’s report, delivered by Randy Mooney, chairman of DFA’s Board of Directors, who operates a dairy in Rogersville, Mo. He focused on the steps DFA has taken to seize opportunities in the global … Read More

Settlement Reached in DFA Case

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Dairy Farmers of America has reached a settlement agreement in a portion of the class action lawsuit regarding DFA’s trading activity on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2004. “Under the terms of the settlement with the class of direct purchasers of dairy products, filed this week,DFA makes no admission of wrongdoing and will pay $46 million to the plaintiff class. … Read More

DFA Reaches Settlement

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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) have reached a settlement agreement in the class action lawsuit against DFA in the southeastern United States. DFA makes no admission of wrongdoing in this settlement. Under the terms of the settlement, filed yesterday with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, DFA will pay $140 million to the plaintiff class. An … Read More

DFA Cheeses Recognized

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Congratulations to Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) for having six of its cheese products earned recognition at the 2012 National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) Championship Cheese Contest in Orlando, Fla. NMPF’s contest serves as a platform for cooperatives from across the country to showcase their top products and recognize the individuals who make them. The annual event was the first … Read More

Dairy Co-ops Top Income in 2011

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October is National Cooperative Month and 2012 is the the United Nations International Year of Cooperatives, so it is extra special to celebrate record farm cooperative income in 2011 and dairy co-ops did very well indeed. USDA released the latest statistics today, showing that farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives posted record sales of $213 billion and $5.4 billion in net … Read More

DFA: Immediate Action Needed on 2012 Farm Bill

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, DFA, Farm Policy

“On behalf of the 15,000 dairy farmer owners of Dairy Farmers of America, we urge Congressional leadership to support this nation’s food producers by acting on the 2012 Farm Bill and bringing some relief to farmers suffering through weather-related disasters and unfavorable market conditions. “The pending bill represents significant compromise and fiscal discipline, while addressing the critical needs of the … Read More

DFA Calls for House Vote on Farm Bill

John DavisDFA, farm bill

Recess is over… and it’s time to get back to work. That’s the message members of the Dairy Farmers of America are sending to the U.S. House. Congress went on its August recess before a floor vote could be taken on the House’s version of the farm bill, H.R. 6083 – the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of … Read More

DFA Celebrates Dairy Month with Community Service

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In honor of June Dairy Month, Dairy Farmers of America members and employees again supported the DFA Cares Foundation with the second annual DFA Cares Fight Against Hunger. Through a combination of volunteer hours, food donations and fundraisers, more than 100,000 meals were made possible for those in need. Community outreach programs such as the annual June Dairy Month campaign … Read More

Bradley Testifies On Manure

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Dairy Farmers of America’s government and industry relations representative, Walter Bradley, testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy in support of H.R. 2997, the Superfund Common-Sense Act of 2011. This measure seeks to clarify that livestock manure should not be classified as a hazardous substance under nations’ Superfund laws. Congress created the … Read More