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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...

2009-07-14 13:28:00

WASHINGTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDFA Chairman Paul Kruse, who is CEO and president of Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, Texas, told a Congressional panel that product innovation and increased global demand are fundamental parts of any solution designed to address the economic conditions currently facing the U.S. dairy industry. He testified before the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Dairy, Livestock and Poultry, which is responsible for dairy policy, at the invitation...

2009-06-15 09:30:00

Midwest Dairy Association Partners with Domino's to Reintroduce Consumers to New Line of American Legends Pizza Made with 40% More Cheese ST. PAUL, Minn., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Midwest Dairy Association, which helps to increase demand and sales for dairy products on behalf of dairy farmers in nine Midwest states, is partnering with Domino's franchisees across the Midwest during June Dairy Month and through the summer months to reintroduce consumers to Domino's new line of...

2009-05-13 07:00:00

Midwest Dairy Council launches 'Dairy Makes Sense' campaign to educate consumers about the cost-effective nutritional value of dairy foods KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are shifting priorities when making grocery purchase decisions in the current economy, according to a new survey released by the Midwest Dairy Council. According to the April survey* of 1,002 people, more than half of consumers say price, not nutrition, is the most important factor when grocery shopping...

2009-05-11 11:11:00

State-Wide Dairy Donation Kick-off Planned at the Food Bank of Iowa ANKENY, Iowa, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the United States Department of Agriculture, every day more than one out of 10 Iowans go without the food they need to be healthy. Recognizing the critical need for nutrient-rich food donations, Midwest Dairy Association, dairy farmers and processors throughout Iowa are donating $65,000 to the state's six food banks to provide dairy products to those seeking...

2009-05-08 15:04:00

DALLAS, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- GRUPO LALA, one of the largest dairy companies in the world, and Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA), a leading U.S. dairy cooperative, today announced that LALA has acquired milk processing company National Dairy from DFA. The purchase expands LALA's presence in the United States and allows DFA to invest in new strategic projects. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=NDE=...

2009-05-06 15:50:00

April 1 Decision Challenged in Commonwealth Court HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saying the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board ignored the needs of Pennsylvania's dairy industry, Governor Edward G. Rendell said his administration is continuing its push to help the state's milk producers earn fair prices for their products. Governor Rendell and Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff last week petitioned the Commonwealth Court to reverse the marketing board's April 1 order that...

2009-03-11 16:00:00

DEERFIELD, Mass., March 11/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northeast Organic Dairy Producers (NODPA) today announced their support for organic dairy farm families who are fighting for their survival and denounced those companies that are lowering the price they pay farmers in order to fund increases in market share. "Across the northeast and midwest HP Hood is hiding behind the good name and ideals of Gary Hirschberg and Stonyfield Farm as they fire the same farmers that two years ago they...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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