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For Dairy Farmers of America, expanding its global footprint and increasing commercial investments does not just mean building new plants or acquiring new companies. There are often opportunities in existing assets.

For more than 10 years, DFA and Fonterra Co-operative Group, a New Zealand-based dairy cooperative, have been equal partners in DairiConcepts, which develops and manufactures hard Italian cheese, cheese and dairy powders and cheese concentrates. The joint venture has...

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New high-end powder plant will supply world markets by year’s end

The four silver silos that tower above the Fallon, Nev., construction site are visible from miles away.

Beneath them, dozens of workers in neon yellow vests and hard hats are moving trucks, cranes and hydraulic lifts over cement slabs and tire-treaded dirt. Another building just a stone’s throw away is inching upward almost as tall as the silos, its walls still a framework of rebar and concrete. Nearby, a massive...

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Five years ago, Dairy Farmers of America field representative Danny Glossup was fighting a cough that would not go away.

“I went to doctor after doctor to find out what it was,” he says. “They told me everything from asthma to lung disease. Being a non-smoker my whole life, I was confused how I would get lung disease, or what kind it would be.”

After doing some research on the Internet, he applied to be part of a research program at the University of Texas...

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Farmers take over the airwaves as companies embrace agriculture in advertising

Amid the talking babies, celebrity cameos and slick production values, this year’s most talked about Super Bowl commercial featured nothing more than still photos and a simple voiceover from radio legend Paul Harvey. Dodge® Ram’s “God Made a Farmer” commercial led morning-after polls as the best Super Bowl commercial of 2013. The powerful message resonated beyond those in the agricultural community. Twitter and...

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