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2011-08-04 08:59:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., today reported strong first half net sales and earnings, with net sales of $6.9 billion and net earnings of $168 million. First half sales and earnings were up in all of the company's core businesses - Dairy Foods, Layers, Feed and Crop Inputs. Land O'Lakes President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Policinski said, "These very positive results were driven by a combination of factors, including improved agricultural...

2011-05-24 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., President and CEO Chris Policinski discussed the importance of a results-driven approach to international development during remarks at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security, held today in Washington, D.C. Policinski said a results-driven approach offers the best path toward "commercially viable, economically sustainable food and agriculture systems in the developing world." Policinski was among a prestigious...

2011-03-30 16:06:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A delegation of U.S. officials representing the legislative and non-profit arenas recently traveled to Malawi to visit the Chitsanzo Milk Bulking Group. This is a smallholder dairy cooperative developed by Land O'Lakes International Development through the Malawi Dairy Development Alliance, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The visit was in support of the Obama Administration's Feed the Future food security...

2011-03-02 11:05:00

MINNEAPOLIS, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., achieved solid financial results in 2010, including the second-highest net sales and earnings in its 90-year history, despite challenging economic conditions, according to leaders of the national food and agricultural cooperative. This message was delivered to more than 1,000 cooperative members and visitors gathered in Minneapolis for 90th Land O'Lakes Annual Meeting. Highlights of 2010 performance included: A record-high...

2011-03-01 08:46:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc., today released its 2010 financial results, which included the company's second-highest net earnings and sales, as well as record-high cash returned to members. Highlights of 2010 included: Net earnings of $178 million, down from 2009's $209 million, but the second-highest in Land O'Lakes history; Net sales of $11.1 billion, up from $10.4 billion in 2009 and the company's second-highest net sales ever; and...

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...

2010-09-16 14:08:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes today announced the introduction of its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The new report is posted on www.landolakesinc.com in the Corporate Social Responsibility section. The purpose of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report is to demonstrate how Land O'Lakes - a farmer-owned food and agriculture cooperative - is carrying out its commitment to community and family, protecting our natural resources, and working...

2010-08-16 10:50:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes, Inc. today reported strong second-quarter sales across most of its business portfolio, with both second-quarter and year-to-date sales improved over 2009. The company's operating earnings strengthened in the second quarter, excluding unrealized hedging impacts, although year-to-date earnings were behind 2009 due to challenging economic conditions. Land O'Lakes President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Policinski said...

2010-07-26 13:27:00

ARDEN HILLS, Minn., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has received a letter signed by 75 Members of Congress urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow limited planting of Roundup Ready® alfalfa. The bipartisan group supports action by USDA that would allow farmers to plant seed that's being held in inventory while the Department completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) related to the product. The letter was supported by a...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.