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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...

2011-04-01 13:50:00

Asks Ag Committee Chairs to Fund Program for Balance of 2011 Expresses opposition to so-called "Growth Management Programs" WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Connie Tipton, CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, has called on Congress to maintain funding for a federal risk management insurance program for dairy farmers. In a letter to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS),...

2011-03-09 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of B.W. Murdoch Ltd, a leading engineering company supplying processing solutions for the food and beverage industry. The company is based in Auckland, New Zealand. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Murdoch's engineering team has decades of experience in the New Zealand dairy, beverage and bio-tech markets, providing engineering solutions with global...

2011-03-08 10:52:00

More than 30 CEOs and Other Leaders Sign Letter to Vilsack, Praising Leadership but Cautioning Against Divisive Measures WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of more than 30 companies, all members of the International Dairy Foods Association, urged Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to implement nearly all of the reforms recommended by the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee but urged him not to endorse any proposal to manipulate milk supplies or manage industry...

2011-03-08 08:50:00

40 Members Sign Letter to Vilsack, Praising Leadership but Cautioning Against Divisive Measures WASHINGTON, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Dairy Foods Association CEO Connie Tipton, in a letter sent yesterday and signed by nearly 40 member companies, urged Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack to implement nearly all of the reforms recommended by the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee but urged him not to endorse any proposal to manipulate milk supplies or manage...

2011-01-19 11:48:00

DFA, DMS Join Local Farmers in Filing Objection to Dean Foods Settlement KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dairy farmers who say attorneys representing them are not looking out for their best interests have filed opposition to the proposed settlement submitted in the class action antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vt. Acting on behalf of its dairy farmer owners, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), together with Dairy Marketing Services,...

2011-01-06 08:30:00

Sculpture Showcases Dairy Industry's Partnership with NFL HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter was unveiled today as the centerpiece of the 95th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which will open Saturday, Jan. 8. The design depicts a dairy farmer providing milk to children playing on a jungle gym and tossing a ball with a football player. "The butter sculpture is a fun way to gear up for the Pennsylvania Farm Show while...

2010-12-24 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Northeast Dairy Farmers reached a settlement agreement with Dean Foods Company in their class action antitrust lawsuit against Dean, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Dairy Marketing Services (DMS). The agreement will include $30 million in monetary damages and injunctive relief that calls for Dean to purchase a portion of its raw milk from multiple Northeast sources. "This is a major win for dairy farmers in the Northeast who have been...

2010-11-01 12:37:00

Acquisition Signals Strategic Move in Cooperative's Products Division KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the acquisition of a highly respected Hispanic cheese brand, Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) is entering the rapidly growing and diverse ethnic dairy product category. Effective October 29, 2010, DFA has acquired Houston-based Castro Cheese Company, Inc. Castro Cheese owns the La Vaquita brand product line, which includes Queso Fresco, Panela, Queso...


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