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2011-07-13 14:20:00

Statement by Connie Tipton, President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement can be attributed to IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton regarding draft legislation related to dairy policy that was circulated today by Rep. Collin Peterson, ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. "We are disappointed that Rep. Collin Peterson is circulating draft legislation that clearly would take the...

2011-07-12 19:00:00

CLEVELAND, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southeast Dairy Farmers announced this afternoon a partial settlement in their class action lawsuit against Dean Foods, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and others. Dean Foods, one of the principal defendants in the case, agreed to a $140 million settlement. "We have reached a settlement with Dean Foods in the Southeast Dairy Farmers antitrust case filed on behalf of approximately 7,200 dairy farmers in the southeast," said Robert G. Abrams of...

2011-07-12 17:14:00

DALLAS, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced it has reached an agreement with the plaintiffs to settle litigation brought on behalf of a class of dairy farmers in various Southeastern states. The case had been scheduled for trial beginning in August 2011. Under the proposed settlement agreement, which is pending approval by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Dean Foods will pay a total of $140 million over a...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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