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Different perspectives on farm safety offer variety of ways to accomplish the same goal

Farmers face potentially dangerous working conditions every day, year round, with each season bringing different hazards. Although seasons may change, some risks remain constant, including machinery accidents and those presented by working with cattle.

The fatality rate for farmers was the highest in any industry in 2013 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But there is good news —...

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If you ask SwissLane Dairy Farm, bigger is most certainly better. The Oesch family, who runs the dairy, shared their story when they chose to participate in an Internet video series produced by Dairy Good, a consumer-focused website owned by Dairy Management Inc.

The video series, called The Udder Truth, features three dairy farmers disputing myths in the dairy industry. Annie Link, whose great-grandfather started SwissLane Dairy Farm, was asked to talk about how big farms aren’...

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When Brian Paris joined DFA in March 2014, Craigs Station Creamery was a shell of a building. The plant’s state-of-the-art cold bowl separation equipment hadn’t arrived yet, and there was no water, electricity, Internet or telephone service. As general manager of Craigs Station Creamery, Paris helped build the business from the ground up, assisting with the completion of the building, acquiring new customers and officially producing dairy ingredients beginning October 17, 2014.

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They represent roughly one-quarter of the U.S. population, $1.3 trillion in annual spending and are expected to outspend the baby boomer generation by 2017. Millennials — generally, people age 18–34 — are a significant and influential group of consumers, and DFA and its partners are taking notice.

DFA brand manager Jen Collins says DFA brands like Borden Cheese and Cache Valley are increasingly marketing to millennials, who want customizable, affordable, healthy foods....

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