Among stories that were posted to the website in 2022, here is a look at the top 10 read stories of the year.

1. DFA acquires two ESL processing facilities

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced the acquisition of two extended shelf-life (ESL) processing facilities from SmithFoods. The processing plants, located in Richmond, Ind., and Pacific, Mo., produce a variety of extended shelf-life dairy and non-dairy beverages, ice cream and shake mixes for both retail and food service customers. 

2. Ben & Jerry's unveils new nostalgia-inspired Topped flavors

Ben & Jerry's added two new flavors to its topped line: Topped Chocolate Milk & Cookies and Topped Dirt Cake.

3. A reality check on animal-free milk

Some startup companies have claimed that they can commercially and sustainably produce animal-free "milk." 

4. The 2022 Dairy 100: Some changes in the air

Unlike previous years, this year's Dairy 100 rankings reflects changes in the market.

5. CMAB, Latin singer-songwriter CRYS partner to launch first-ever record made of cheese

California Freestyle, the first-ever record made of cheese, launched on Apri 1.

6. What trends will influence dairy innovation in 2022?

Daity processors could take steps to improve the quality, taste and sustainability of their products to remain ahead of the competition.

7. New postbiotics support a healthy microbiome

There is growing awareness by consumers that consuming the various "biotics" cultivates a healthy microbiome.

8. 'Got Milk' Campaign partners with pro footballers for NFT giveaway

Football fans have the chance to win limited edition non-fungible tokens featuring Team Milk athletes JuJu Smith-Schuster, Terry McLaurin and Justin Herbert.

9. Prairie Farms' cream cheese takes 2021 'Best New Dairy Product' title

Thousands of votes were cast in Dairy Foods' Best New Dairy Products 2021 poll, and the results are in.

10. A closer look at Whey Protein Phospholipid Concentrate

WPPC is being examined as a source of nutritional and functional ingredients.