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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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Dairy co-op Land O'Lakes to close one cheese plant, expand another in Wisconsin

A cheddar plant in Kiel will be expanded; an Italian cheese plant in Denmark will close on July 1.

Land O'Lakes Inc. announced today that it is buying silos, vats and other equipment totaling millions of dollars for its Kiel, Wis., cheese plant. Meanwhile, it will close its Denmark, Wis., plant on July 1.


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Year-end results

Dairy co-op AMPI reports $1.8 billion in sales in 2013

Cheese sales increased 7% while butter sales rose 3%.
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) announced Monday that the dairy marketing cooperative recorded sales of $1.8 billion and earnings of $7.5 million in 2013. American-style cheese production totaled 400 million pounds in 2013. 

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Labor pains

Darigold, Teamsters lock horns over health care costs

Rowe said union members are currently paying 5% of health care costs. Darigold has assured the union that they would not pay more than 10%.

Darigold Inc., Seattle, disputed the assertion made by the Teamsters today that it walked out of federal mediation talks late Monday night. Darigold General Counsel and Senior Vice President Steven Rowe told Dairy Foods that some members of the dairy cooperative's team did leave the meeting but continued to participate by telephone after they arrived home. Rowe said the bargaining session lasted from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.


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AMPI reports $1.7 billion in sales in 2012

Cheese production grew by 11 million pounds, butter by 5 million pounds.

AMPI’s core products were the cooperative’s top performers in 2012. Cheese production, which represents 57% of total sales, grew by more than 11 million pounds as compared to one year earlier. Butter production continued to grow steadily, increasing 5 million pounds. 


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Velvet Ice Cream Co., Utica, Ohio

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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Product Inspection Fundamentals for the Dairy Industry

On Demand 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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