R&D

Dean Foods is ‘engaged in advanced discussions’ with the Dairy Farmers of America regarding a potential sale of all company assets.

Dean Foods files for bankruptcy in Texas

By Beth Newhart

One of the most well-known dairy companies in the US is prepared to sell its business after years of disappointing numbers. The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) may be a potential buyer of the Dean Foods assets.

The 2019 NIZO conference was the most attended in the event's history. Pic: NIZO

NIZO conference discusses milk proteins

By Jim Cornall

The 11th NIZO Dairy Conference took place in The Netherlands last month, to discuss recent scientific developments in the field of milk protein functionality.

Whitehall Specialties has been working on ‘novel’ plant-based formulations for several years.

Whitehall Specialties invests in high-protein, plant-based

By Beth Newhart

At this month’s SupplySide West show in Las Vegas, Whitehall Specialties debuted its latest project, the NewFields Cheese division for plant-based products. Whitehall has been a producer of customized cheeses for 30 years.

The bill was announced at the US Capitol Building on Wednesday. Pic: Idaho Dairymen's Association

Bipartisan farm labor bill could ensure a stable workforce

By Beth Newhart

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2019 was introduced in the US House of Representatives this week, with the goal of expanding the H-2A foreign guestworker program and aiding with legalization of current workers.

“It’s impressive to see how this industry comes together. They don’t point fingers at each other, they work together.

DMI exec talks sustainability strategy after six months on the job

By Beth Newhart

After years of working under former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden officially joined Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) in April of 2019. Her role as executive VP of global environmental strategy has put her focus on telling the sustainability...

Shredded cheese accounts for about one-third of all cheese sales in the US, which is a 12% increase since 2015.

Old El Paso enters dairy with shredded cheese line

By Beth Newhart

Taco shell and seasoning producer Old El Paso is entering the dairy industry for the first time with a collection of shredded cheeses, in partnership with Crystal Farms Dairy Company.