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Standing in David Jackson’s office at Bentwood Dairy in Waco, Texas, it takes less than a minute to realize he runs a diverse operation.

In addition to their two dairies, which milk approximately 600 cows twice a day, the Jacksons have a sprig business — selling jigs sprigs, coastal sprigs and jigs tops to area horse farms and others to use for sodding pastures in central Texas. They also have a beef cattle operation, farm cropland and raise all their heifer replacements and feed...

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For nearly 45 years, Lowell and Karen Piper have operated one of the most progressive dairies in the state of Maine. Today, 550 cows are milked three times a day at Piper Farm LLC in Embden, which runs along the Kennebec River.

Since 1968, the Pipers have worked the same land that Lowell’s parents purchased in 1948. While Lowell grew up working alongside his father and always knew he’d follow in his footsteps, Karen married into the industry.

“I didn’t know much about dairying...

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DFA’s 15th Annual Meeting   
During DFA’s Annual Meeting, more than 1,300 DFA members, industry executives and guests heard from industry and Cooperative leaders about how DFA and the U.S. dairy industry are seizing opportunities in the global marketplace. During the meeting, we also showcased our hardworking members through photos and video, as well as the décor throughout the meeting space.

On Tuesday, March 19, DFA’s chairman of the Board, Randy Mooney, spoke, as well as...

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From this land to families around the world
As owners of Dairy Farmers of America, our members reach beyond their farms and their communities by providing quality dairy ingredients to global customers, partnering with world-class dairy companies to create innovative dairy products and serving as a leader to ensure the U.S. dairy industry its place in the global market.

At our 15th Annual Meeting, we pay homage to the work our members do each day, and showcase how, from this...

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