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Foremost Farms and Michigan Milk Producers invest $10 million in reverse osmosis technology

The alliance will reduce operating costs and maximize returns for their farmer-members, the co-ops said.

Foremost Farms USA and Michigan Milk Producers Association announced today that the two cooperatives have formed a strategic alliance for the purpose of balancing and adding value to their members’ milk supplies in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.


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Wisconsin dairy group elects officers; Penn State names new dean

Richard Roush is the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.

The Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, Madison, elected its 2015 officers at its annual meeting in July. Richard Roush was named dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Pennsylvania State University.


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Dairy by degrees

Continuing education programs at Cornell, Ohio State invite dairy processors to come back to school

Cornell teams with IDFA to educate the next generation of dairy executives. Ohio State and Quality Chekd Dairies offer an eight-course Dairy Training and Certification Program.

Universities with dairy departments reach out to the dairy processing industry with training and educational programs. Two examples are Cornell University and Ohio State University.


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Hello, neighbor

Agropur’s buying spree continues with the purchase of Davisco

This transaction will double Agropur's U.S. processing operations and will increase its global milk intake by 50%.

Agropur, Canada's largest dairy cooperative, is acquiring Davisco Foods International, a U.S.-based cheese and dairy ingredients company.


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Ice cream processor news

The Ice Cream Club is truly hand-made

The Florida-based Ice Cream Club uses old-fashioned production techniques to make its artisan premium ice cream.
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Ice cream processors

Two ice cream processors turn 100. What’s a birthday party without ice cream?

Ice cream processors Kemps and Velvet Ice Cream celebrate their centennial birthdays this year.
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Cheese awards

Point Reyes Farmstead wins Sofi Gold Award for its blue cheese dip

Point Reyes’ Blue Cheese Dip, Original Blue flavor, earns a Sofi Gold Award from the Specialty Food Association.
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Plant of the Year

Smith Brothers Farms is voted the Plant of the Year

The fluid milk facility in Kent, Wash., was one of 12 nominated dairy processing plants.

Smith Brothers Farms, a fluid milk processor, has been selected to receive the Plant of the Year award from Dairy Foods. Its plant was one of 12 dairy processing plants throughout the United States nominated by Dairy Foods. 


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Ice cream month

How dairy processors are celebrating National Ice Cream Month

It’s National Ice Cream Month and ice cream companies are celebrating with special events and promotions.
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Measuring up

Wisconsin dairy association issues call for entries to its dairy products contest

All entry forms must be mailed to the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association by July 25.

Entry forms for the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest have been sent out to dairy plants in North America. This contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association, is the only dairy product contest of its kind in North America.


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Velvet Ice Cream built its reputation on making premium products that adhere to the standard of identity for ice cream. Its lines consist of premium, all natural, churned (low-fat), no sugar added, novelties, sherbet (in cups and in push-up tubes) and a controlled ice cream brand for grocery store customers.

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Harness Your Product Inspection Program to Save Money, Ensure Quality and Drive Efficiencies

Consolidation in the dairy industry is raising the bar on innovation and driving efficiencies to ensure competitiveness. One area often overlooked is the role that the right product inspection program can play in supporting the organization’s overall business goals and protecting brand reputation. Drawing on best practices in metal detection, X-ray inspection and checkweighing, this session will cover criteria to help determine the right technologies to employ for a given product and packaging type for high-value, perishable dairy products.

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