Swiss Valley Farms, Davenport, Iowa, is the 2016 Tom Camerlo Exporter of the Year. The award goes to a dairy supplier that exemplifies leadership in advancing U.S. dairy exports, demonstrates commitment to export market development and makes exports an integral part of its overall growth strategy. It is presented by Dairy Foods and sponsored by the U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, Va.
“Swiss Valley Farms illustrates the power of careful planning and perseverance,” said USDEC President Tom Suber. “Its distance from most coastal shipping ports can present a challenging supply chain. Like all exporters, the company has encountered a difficult global dairy market slowdown the past two years.”