Articles by Jim Carper

Umpqua Dairy knows how to sell milk

Oregon’s Umpqua Dairy promotes the quality and freshness of its locally sourced milk. The third-generation family business, which also makes cottage cheese, sour cream, ice cream and other dairy products, is expanding beyond the Pacific Northwest.


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Magic bus

Dazzle them with science

Coming soon to your office parking lot: a bus loaded with concepts for new foods and beverages.

After holding its annual Innovation Roadshow in a hotel ballroom, David Michael decided to take the event on the road.


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Got more milk?

8 things to do with a cup of milk

It's not just for drinkin'. Here are 7 other ways to use up a half-gallon of milk just like that.

Milk. It's not just for breakfast anymore. Here are 8 ways to go through a half-gallon in 12 hours.


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Dairy slips through the looking glass

In the truly bizarre world of international trade regulations and negotiations, U.S. dairy processors could be forbidden to describe their products as “American cheese.”
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” Our ovate friend was talking to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s “Through The Looking-Glass.”
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Big cheeses (and others)

Nestlé USA takes the top spot on the Dairy 100

Dean Foods loses its No. 1 spot because it sold Morningstar to Saputo and spun off WhiteWave. Nestlé is the largest publicly held firm, Schreiber Foods is the largest privately owned business and Land O'Lakes is the top dairy co-op.

Nestlé USA is North America's largest dairy processor, bumping off Dean Foods Co. which held the spot for at least half of the 20 years that Dairy Foods has been compiling the Dairy 100.


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International name calling

Dairy slips through the looking glass

In the truly bizarre world of international trade regulations and negotiations, U.S. dairy processors could be forbidden to describe their products as "American cheese."

Never mind that most of the world freely uses and understands the word Parmesan as it applies to cheese. To the EU, however, Parm means only Parmigiano-Reggiano. And feta is a cheese made only in Greece. The EU is trying to force its approach to food names on every country in the world. It already has gummed up the South Korean market for non-EU makers of Asiago, feta, fontina and gorgonzola.


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Bel Brands, Brookings, S.D.

The 170,000-square-foot facility on 48 acres in Brookings has the capacity of producing more than 22 million pounds of cheese annually. That is approximately 1.5 million Mini Babybel portions every day. It makes Original (a Gouda type cheese), Light and Mozzarella.

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