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Voluntary Recall of Howling Cow Butter Almond Ice Cream Due to Undeclared Soy and Wheat

RESTON, Va. – December 11, 2021 – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) announces the immediate recall of one lot of Howling Cow Butter Almond Ice Cream Pints due to undeclared soy and wheat. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening …

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Scholarships Now Available for Future Dairy Industry Leaders

(RESTON, Va., November 19, 2021) – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) has released its 2022 scholarship application for the cooperative’s scholarship program. Every year the cooperative awards five $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Thanks to the MDVA Fund, the cooperative can offer additional scholarships to deserving students. …

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Harvue Farm of Berryville, Va., Honored by Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers

RESTON, Va. – November 2, 2021 – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) today announced its District 3 Producer of the Year honor has been awarded to Harvue Farm in Berryville, Virginia. The farm, now in its fourth and fifth generations, is owned and operated by David, Debbie, Matt, and Ashley Hardesty. Many …

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Peace & Plenty Farm earns top district honor from Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative

RESTON, Va. – November 2, 2021 – Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) honored Peace & Plenty Farm of Union Bridge, Md. as its District 2 Producer of the Year during the co-op’s recent District Meeting in New Midway, Md. The District Producer of the Year award recognizes a cooperative member for outstanding …

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Roaring Spring farmer earns top district honor from Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative

RESTON, Va. – November 2, 2021 – Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) honored member Alson Zimmerman as its District 1 Producer of the Year during the co-op’s recent District Meeting in Chambersburg, Pa. The District Producer of the Year award recognizes a cooperative member for outstanding farm management, animal care, and environmental …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Recognizes 25-Year Member Milestones

RESTON, Va. – October 26, 2021 – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) recognized eight members for 25 years of membership to the cooperative during annual District Meetings held in October.    “We congratulate our 25-year members on their hard work and perseverance in dairy farming,” said MDVA Vice President of Sustainability and External Relations …

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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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