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2010-08-25 22:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Katie Miron, a 19-year-old college student from Hugo, was crowned the 57th Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds August 25. As Princess Kay, Miron, who represents Washington County, will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for Minnesota's nearly 4,700 dairy farmers. Katie is the daughter of Fran and Mary Ann Miron of Hugo, and attends the University of Minnesota, studying agricultural...

2010-08-14 20:46:00

Thousands of Cheese Lovers Flock to Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival MONTREAL, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/dairy-farmers-of-canada/they-came-they-rolled-they-conquered SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC)

2010-06-25 16:16:00

Farm Aid asks Department of Justice to fast-track antitrust investigations in dairy industry Cambridge, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farm Aid joined family farmers from across the country today in Madison, Wis., at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) joint public workshop examining competition in the dairy industry. The workshop comes 18 months into an unprecedented crisis for dairy farmers. Low prices and high production costs,...

2010-06-16 12:32:00

President and CEO says plan will limit industry growth and decrease demand for dairy ingredients WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During her opening remarks today at the International Dairy Foods Association's Washington Conference, IDFA's president and CEO blasted recent proposals that would create a government-mandated system to limit the supply of milk produced by dairy farms. A "supply-management" proposal was recently introduced in the House of Representatives and a...

2010-05-11 17:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following statement by Connie Tipton, president and CEO, regarding today's Report to the President by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: "On behalf of our member companies, I want to applaud First Lady Michelle Obama and the Obama Administration for its integrated approach to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. The dairy industry is committed to...

2010-01-22 19:31:00

DALLAS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dean Foods (DF) announced that it was contesting a complaint filed today by the Department of Justice challenging its April 2009 acquisition of Foremost Farms. The company believes its acquisition of the DePere and Waukesha, Wis. fluid milk processing plants from Foremost is fully compliant with antitrust laws, and will defend itself vigorously against the complaint. The company believes that, from the time of the acquisition almost a year ago,...

2010-01-07 09:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sculpture made from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter that pays tribute to dairy farm families was unveiled today at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which will open Jan. 9. The sculpture depicts a dairy cow, as well as a dairy farmer pouring a glass of milk at the breakfast table with his family members. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, the sculpture was crafted from butter donated by...

2009-12-18 12:27:00

Nearly $300 Million Available to Producers for Dairy Losses HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's dairy farmers will get temporary relief from low milk prices thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's release of $290 million for loss assistance payments, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. The Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program, or DELAP, will provide a one-time payment to eligible producers based on the amount of milk both produced and...

2009-12-04 16:21:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors and management of Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), are deeply saddened to announce the passing of their friend and Chairman of the Board, James P. "Tom" Camerlo, Jr. Tom, who committed a lifetime of service to the global dairy industry and has served as DFA's chairman since 2003, passed away December 3, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. "Tom's commitment to the dairy industry ran deep, and was...

2009-10-27 10:10:00

WASHINGTON Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDFA Chairman Paul Kruse, who is CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas, told a Senate panel that product innovation and increased global dairy product demand offer the potential for growth that will benefit dairy farmers, dairy foods manufacturers and consumers, but failing federal dairy policies are a barrier to taking advantage of these opportunities. He testified before a joint hearing of two subcommittees of the Senate...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'