Dairy cooperative to begin construction on new plant

by Keith Nunes
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KANSAS CITY — Dairy Farmers of America will begin construction in June on an $85 million dairy ingredients facility in Fallon, Nev. The plant will have the capacity to produce 250,000 lbs of dried dairy ingredients such as whole milk powder on a daily basis, according to the company.

Construction on the 110,000-square-foot facility is scheduled to be completed by July 2013.

“As a milk marketing cooperative focused on our dairy farmer owners, we have a responsibility and an obligation to explore new options to bring our members greater returns,” said Mark Korsmeyer, executive vice-president of the D.F.A. and president of the company’s global dairy products group. “Through this new plant, we are able to continue our work to build value for American dairy farmers while providing high quality and safe food to global consumers.”

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