New faces and a new emphasis on performance have begun to define Dairy Farmers of America ten years out from the historic merger that created the nation’s largest farm cooperative. DFA is the leading marketer of raw milk in the North America, and a manufacturing powerhouse, who’s portfolio of products is lead by the venerable Borden Brand. By James Dudlicek
From our new Dairy Field Reports Section: As integration continues, the latest acquisition makes Hood a truly national company. The May 2007 buy out of Sacramento-based Crystal Cream Butter was a great leap toward establishing a western manufacturing base, augmenting Hood’s purchase of New York-based Crowley Foods and Minnesota’s Kemps (formerly Marigold Foods) from National Dairy Holdings in 2004, a move that saw Hood grow exponentially.