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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...

2009-10-09 09:57:00

DMS and HP Hood also are charged with aiding in monopolization and price-fixing WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A class action, antitrust lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of Northeast dairy farmers against the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Dean Foods Company ("Dean") in U.S. District Court in Burlington, Vt., according to lead attorney Benjamin Brown, of Cohen Milstein. The suit charges DFA and Dean each with monopolizing a level of distribution of fluid milk...

2009-07-31 15:11:00

IDFA Responds to USDA Announcement of $1 Billion in Support for Dairy Farmers And Plan to Review Dairy Policies WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association said it will continue to advocate for long-term reform of dairy policies in response to Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement earlier today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide additional short-term financial assistance to dairy farmers. The Secretary announced that USDA will...

2009-07-24 15:02:00

NORTHEASTERN GOVERNORS SEEK LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR FARMERS HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to rising production costs and low milk prices, Governor Edward G. Rendell has asked the federal government to help dairy farmers facing dire economic conditions. The Governor, along with seven of his colleagues from states in the Northeast, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting debt forgiveness or an interest-free extension of at least...


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