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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Celebrates Processing Growth in North Carolina

“As farmers, we’re always working to make our farms more sustainable and profitable to secure opportunities for the next generation,” said Kevin Satterwhite, Maryland & Virginia Board of Directors president. “The same applies to Maryland & Virginia’s purchase of this plant. As we work towards profitable growth and a consistent home for the milk of …

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Maryland & Virginia To Purchase Hunter Farms Dairy plant

Harris Teeter to Sell Hunter Farms Dairy Business to Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.

Matthews, N.C. – Harris Teeter announced Tuesday, August 17 that the company is selling its HunterFarms dairy processing plant to Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc. The sale is expected to close Aug. 30, 2021.   “We are excited to strengthen our value-added business and expand our cooperative’s processing footprint in the southeast. Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative is a community of more than 900 dairy …

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No Injuries in Explosion at Maryland & Virginia’s Strasburg Plant

Reston, Virginia – Early this morning there was an explosion at Valley Milk Products, in Strasburg, Virginia.  The plant is owned by Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA). At this time, there are no reported injuries.  There were no employees working in the facility at the time of the explosion. “We are thankful …

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Funds Awarded to Maryland Farmers for Manure Technologies

Sustainable Chesapeake, alongside the Giant Clean Water Partnership, was today awarded $725,267 from the 2021 Maryland Department of Agriculture Animal Waste Technology Fund. The funding will allow Maryland dairy farmers to expand the adoption of high priority conservation practices through industry-led supply-chain sustainability initiatives. The funding was jointly awarded to Sustainable Chesapeake, Maryland & Virginia …

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Celebrating Dairy at Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers

There’s a lot to celebrate as temperatures get warmer, the fireflies twinkle at night, and memories are made outside.  Dairy is one of them. The U.S. has celebrated National Dairy Month since 1937. While dairy is affordable, nutritious, and accessible, it also keeps our economy strong.  According to the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), dairy …

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Maola Local Dairies Launches New Products in Costco Stores

Maola Local Dairies is pleased to announce the launch of Maola Half & Half and Heavy Whipping Cream to ten new Costco warehouses. Costco members can now support their local dairy farmers by purchasing Maola Half & Half and Heavy Whipping Cream at warehouses located in Arlington, Va., Chantilly, Va., Elkridge, Md., Fairfax, Va., Frederick, Md., Gaithersburg, Md., …

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$1 Million Conservation Grant will Benefit Virginia Dairy Farmers

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative (MDVA), was today awarded $1 million to begin supporting farmers of Maola Local Dairies in Virginia with on-the-ground conservation practices. Funding is awarded by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation through the Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grant Program. The …

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Maola Local Dairies Kicks Off Dairy Month with Milk Donation

Reston, Virginia – Maola Local Dairies, owned and operated by Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA), kicked of National Dairy Month yesterday with a donation of Maola Milk to the South River Food Pantry in Statesville, North Carolina. Moala Local Dairies donated over 385 half gallons of milk to the South River Food …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Awards Scholarships to Future Dairy Leaders

Reston, Virginia – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) is pleased to announce its 2021 scholarship winners. The cooperative awarded $7,00 in scholarships from the MDVA Fund to nine deserving students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Five students each received a $1,000 scholarship and four additional students each received a $500 scholarship. …

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