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Mid-Atlantic Dairy Farmers Win in USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Announcement

The Conservation Innovation Fund (CIF), Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC), and the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) have been awarded $25 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding pool. The Mid-Atlantic Conservation Innovation Fund Climate-Smart Commodities project (the “Project”) builds on an existing partnership between …

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Five Maryland & Virginia Facilities Earn Top Safety Honors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2022 Reston, Va. – Five Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) facilities earned top safety honors from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and Dairy Foods magazine through the annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards. MDVA’s processing facility in Strasburg, Va. was an honoree as were four of …

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Next Generation of Maryland & Virginia Dairy Leaders Gather for 20th Annual Summer Break

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2022 Frederick, MD – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) showcased a few of their best Maryland-based farms last week as part of its 20th Annual Young Cooperator (YCs) Summer Break. More than 22 farm families traveled from five states to tour the featured farms and share farm …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Underscores Conservation Opportunities to Members of Congress

Chambersburg, PA – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) participated in a recent event held by MDVA Members the Burkholder Family at Burk-Lea Farms in Chambersburg, PA highlighting opportunities to enhance federal farm conservation programs to five Members of Congress. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), House Select Committee on …

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North Carolina Dairy Farm Earns National Sustainability Award

Reston, Virginia – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) is thrilled to congratulate Grayhouse Farms of Stony Point, N.C., for earning the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s 2022 Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability award. In its eleventh year, the award recognizes dairy farmers who are dedicated to socially responsible, economically viable, and environmentally sound …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Earns National Sustainability Recognition for Community Impact

Reston, Virginia – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) has earned the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s 2022 Sustainability Award for Outstanding Community Impact. The award recognizes dairy community efforts that improve lives and communities through positive impacts on health and wellness, hunger relief, workforce development, community volunteering and investment, and/or environmental stewardship. …

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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 2022 scholarship winners. The cooperative awarded $7,500 in scholarships from the MDVA Fund to a promising crop of 10 students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Five students each received a $1,000 scholarship and five additional students each received …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Honors Harvue Farms of Berryville, Va. as 2022 Producer of the Year

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Honors Harvue Farms of Berryville, Va. as 2022 Producer of the Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 1, 2022, Reston, Virginia – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) honored Harvue Farms of Berryville, Va. as the Producer of the Year at its 2022 Annual Meeting held at the …

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Virginia Member Named Outstanding Young Cooperator

Virginia Member Named Outstanding Young Cooperator April 1, 2022, Reston, Va. – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) recently named Ben Smith as the co-op’s 2022 Outstanding Young Cooperator (YC). “Our Young Cooperator Program shapes future co-op leaders,” said Lindsay Reames, EVP of Sustainability and External Relations for MDVA. “We are thrilled to …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Celebrates 75-Year Member Savage-Leigh Holsteins of Knoxville, Md.

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Celebrates 75-Year Member Savage-Leigh Holsteins of Knoxville, Md. March 31, 2022, Reston, Virginia – Savage-Leigh Holsteins of Knoxville, Maryland, celebrated its 75th year of membership with Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) at the cooperative’s 102nd Annual Meeting held earlier this week. “Congratulations to Savage-Leigh Holsteins on …

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