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Annual Meeting convened Tuesday, March 18, with the Chairman’s Report from Randy Mooney, chairman of the Board. Mooney highlighted some of the progress the Cooperative achieved to advance the dairy industry in the United States and globally. Mooney also congratulated Dairylea’s Chairman Bill Beeman and the Dairylea Board for having the vision and the courage to position Dairylea members for the future by voting to join DFA’s Cooperative.

Mooney and DFA’s President and Chief Executive...

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During Dairy Farmers of America’s Annual Leadership Conference, which kicked off Monday, March 17, members received an update on the Cooperative from President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Smith, as well as the latest financials from Joel Clark, senior vice president of accounting, and Dave Meyer, senior vice president of finance. In addition, Senior Vice President and Chief Fluid Marketing Officer John Wilson discussed details of the 2014 Farm Bill, specifically the newly created Margin...

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Many people had most likely never heard the term “polar vortex” before this winter. So when the “polar vortex,” or mass of dense, frigid air, blanketed a large part of the United States, it didn’t matter if the weather system had a name, people knew it brought the coldest temperatures they had felt in years. Cities across the country broke records for low temperatures, some with subzero lows.

According to www.flightaware.com, a flight delay and cancellation statistic website,...

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What started out as a hair-growing challenge ended up raising cancer awareness at Dairy Farmers of America’s Fort Morgan, Colo., ingredients plant. For the past two years, some of the workers at the plant took part in what’s known as Movember or No-Shave November, and they didn’t shave for the whole month of November. The result was the creation of scraggly, itchy faces. Something changed this year when the plant’s Quality Assurance Manager, Tony Rosso, discovered No-Shave November carried a...

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