DFA Invests in Artificial Intelligence

DFA Makes Investment in SomaDetect, a Dairy Technology Startup that Uses Real-Time Analytics to Improve Milk Quality
October 18, 2018

Companies around the globe are leveraging innovative technologies and artificial intelligence to make more informed decisions and better run their businesses. This week, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by dairy farm families across the U.S., announced an investment in SomaDetect, a dairy technology startup that will help farmers utilize artificial intelligence to more closely monitor the health of their herd and improve milk quality.

DFA employees work together to give back for hunger action month

Employees collect more than 15,000 pounds of non-perishable items for local food banks
October 12, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers across the U.S., is committed to helping nourish consumers across the United States and around the globe. In recognition of Hunger Action Month, DFA employees collected food and raised money to benefit Feeding America® and its network of food banks in their local communities.

DFA Explores Blockchain Technology

Pilot project underway with ripe.io, a food blockchain startup
September 25, 2018

As companies across the globe increasingly embrace blockchain technology, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by dairy farm families across the U.S., is testing blockchain’s capabilities in the area of food and agriculture. DFA has partnered with ripe.io, a food tech startup focused on using blockchain technology to transform the food supply chain for data transparency, so consumers can be confident in their food from farm to fork. Through the pilot project, DFA is hoping to increase supply chain transparency and better connect our farmer owners with customers.

DFA Brands and Products Earn Recognition at World Dairy Expo Dairy Product Contest

DFA Mozzarella Wins Big With a Sweep of the Category
September 13, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) products and brands recently earned 18 awards at the 2018 World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product contest, including a sweep of the Mozzarella category.

DFA helping drive ag technology and dairy product innovation

Application process opens for 2019 corporate accelerator program
August 21, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers across the U.S., is focused on helping bring innovation to the farm and the dairy case. Today, the Cooperative and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced that applications are open for the 2019 Corporate Accelerator program that help identify and grow start up businesses.

Sprint and DFA, which is now in its third year of sponsoring the program, will look to recruit ag tech companies as well as early stage food product companies that are dairy-focused.

DFA Commends USDA’s Announcement to Purchase $50 Million Worth of Milk for Food Banks

August 15, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a global dairy food cooperative owned by family dairy farmers, applauds the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) recent announcement to purchase $50 million worth of fluid milk for distribution to food assistance programs.

“Hunger and poor nutrition are serious issues in this country, and we support USDA in helping to provide nutrient-rich milk for those in need,” says John Wilson, senior vice president and chief fluid marketing officer, Dairy Farmers of America.

St. Johns, Michigan Announced as Preferred Location for Major New Michigan Cheese and Whey Production Facility

August 9, 2018

Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select), announce that they have, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, selected the City of St. Johns, Michigan as the preferred location for their new joint venture large-scale cheese and whey production facility for the State of Michigan, which is now expected to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2020 at a cost of $470 million.

Dairy and food industry groups join forces with Detroit Red Wings player Justin Abdelkader to donate $26,000 worth of milk for the Food Bank Council of Michigan

Donation Provides More than 163,000 Servings of Milk to Food Banks throughout Michigan
August 2, 2018

Dairy and food industry groups are joining forces with Detroit Red Wings player Justin Abdelkader to donate $26,000 to buy fresh, nutritious milk for the Food Bank Council of Michigan. The donation was made possible through Michigan-area members of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)—a national milk marketing cooperative owned by dairy farm families—and its DFA Cares Foundation, the United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) and SpartanNash, a Fortune 400 company headquartered in Michigan for more than 100 years.

DFA invests in MOPRO Greek yogurt

Investment Will Help Drive Innovation in the Dairy Case
July 26, 2018

In an effort to drive demand for dairy and support industry growth, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by dairy farm families, is helping bring innovative products to the dairy case. This week, the Cooperative announced an investment in MOPRO Nutrition (MOPRO), an all-natural, high protein, low sugar, whole milk Greek yogurt infused with whey protein combined with probiotics. MOPRO positions itself as a smarter replacement for protein bars, protein shakes and regular Greek yogurt.

DFA GIVES BACK IN HONOR OF JUNE DAIRY MONTH

Fundraising Efforts Bring in More than $32,000 to Help Support Local Food Banks Across the Country through the Great American Milk Drive
July 20, 2018

In honor of June Dairy Month, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) employees and members celebrated the company’s core value of community by raising more than $32,000 to benefit the Great American Milk Drive, which provides milk to local Feeding America food banks across the country.

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