Congress recently passed COVID-19-relief legislation that includes significant resources to help USDA provide nutritious food to families in need through the remainder of the pandemic. This has resulted in the creation of new food distribution programs, as well as changes to existing ones.
For the second year in a row, Dairy Foods has good news to share about the retail juice category, a segment that had been experiencing a multi-year decline. According to data from Chicago-based market research firm IRI, two of the four juice categories actually posted impressive dollar and unit sales increases during the 52 weeks ending March 21, 2021.
News from dairy processors, associations and suppliers.
May 10, 2021
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative (MDVA), in partnership with The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Turkey Hill Dairy, was recently awarded $4 million to continue supporting its dairy farmers in South Central Pennsylvania with on-the-ground conservation practices through the Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership (THCWP).
With no brands of its own gracing retail shelves or foodservice counters, KanPak US might not be a household name among U.S. consumers. But make no mistake: The company is a dairy processing powerhouse, coming in at No. 88 in Dairy Foods' 2021 listing of the top 100 North American dairy processors (Dairy 100).
The state-of-the-art facility will showcase sustainable solutions, create 247 new jobs.
May 5, 2021
On May 5, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Hilmar Cheese Company Inc. jointly announced the Hilmar Cheese Company’s decision to build a new state-of-the-art cheese and whey protein processing plant in Dodge City, Kan.
The nondairy creamer brand said the partnership aims to spark self-expression in unexpected ways.
April 28, 2021
“In the spirit of finding creative ways to express yourself fully and authentically” — International Delight, a brand of White Plains, N.Y.- and Broomfield, Colo.-based Danone North America that is known for celebrating uniqueness through flavor — said it is partnering with comedian, actor and champion of self-expression Bob the Drag Queen.
The program will support 50 fellows in rural and urban communities across America working to improve broadband connectivity and digital inclusion.
April 27, 2021
Land O’Lakes Inc., a cooperative based in Arden Hills, Minn., announced the formation of a new program for young leaders aimed at a boots-on-the-ground effort to boost local internet connectivity and the benefits it provides.