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2012-03-28 06:26:14

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moark, LLC, a Land O'Lakes subsidiary, this week donated more than 1 million eggs to nine food banks across the United States. For the fifth year in a row, egg producers and Feeding America's network of food banks are teaming up in the fight against hunger, with producers donating millions of eggs to help make sure America's food banks are well stocked with this high-protein, nutritious food. The eggs are being distributed among...

2012-02-29 12:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, Land O'Lakes achieved solid financial results, including its highest-ever net sales and second-highest net earnings, in a still challenging economy, leaders of the national food and agricultural cooperative told approximately 1,000 delegates and visitors gathered at the Hilton Minneapolis (Minn.) for Land O'Lakes' 91st Annual Meeting. Financial Results Land O'Lakes President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Chris Policinski...

2012-02-28 08:00:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes International Development has launched the International Dairy Enterprise Alliance (IDEA), a learning network designed to provide dairy cooperatives in developing countries with the information, resources and technology they need to thrive and be competitive in national and regional markets. Created as a core component of Land O'Lakes Cooperative Development Program (CDP), which is being funded by the American People through the U.S....

2012-02-23 09:00:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., today released its 2011 financial results, which included record sales and the company's second-highest net earnings. Highlights of 2011 included: Record net sales of $12.8 billion, up from $11.1 billion in 2010. Net earnings of $182 million, the second-highest in Land O'Lakes' history, up from 2010's $178 million. $108 million in cash returns to members, the cooperative's third-highest annual cash...

2012-01-10 09:28:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative, is featured in the new issue of America's Greatest Brands - an annual publication that features the most respected brands in the United States. The ninth edition of the America's Greatest Brands book features 45 companies, showcasing their history, achievements and brand impact. Along with Land O'Lakes, other companies recognized include...

2012-01-05 17:20:00

Sculpture Celebrates 100th Anniversaries of 4-H, County Fair Association HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A sculpture crafted from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter was unveiled today as the centerpiece of the 96th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which opens Saturday, Jan. 7. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120105/DC30873) The sculpture depicting a young 4-H member showing his prized calf at a county fair pays tribute to the 100th anniversaries of the...

2012-01-04 12:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig will join Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program in unveiling the 2012 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan.5, in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center. The sculpture, a longstanding Farm Show tradition, is crafted from nearly 1,000 pounds of butter donated by the Land O'Lakes plant in...

2011-12-21 10:31:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. today announced several changes to the Executive Leadership Team to facilitate the company's strategy to significantly accelerate growth in its core and emerging businesses. According to President and CEO Chris Policinski, Land O'Lakes has made substantial progress over the last several years in strengthening financial performance, market share growth and deepening relationships with customers and members. "As...

2011-11-01 09:00:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. today reported continued strong sales across its business portfolio, with net sales up for the third quarter and year-to-date. Net sales were $2.77 billion for the third quarter, up from $2.37 billion for the same quarter last year. Year-to-date sales (through September) were $9.70 billion, up 16% from $8.39 billion for the first three quarters of 2010. Year-to-date, sales were up in all of the company's core...

2011-10-13 07:30:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a growing global population - which is expected to increase from 7 billion to 9 billion people by 2050 - investing in women farmers in developing countries pays significant dividends, a panel of experts said today at an event held in conjunction with the World Food Prize conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The panel also shared how providing female farmers with successful tools, such as establishing agricultural cooperatives, can provide...