Four cooperatives form the Western Milk Cooperatives Agency

 

Four California milk marketing cooperatives signed a
Marketing Agency In Common agreement, July 16, for the purpose of working together to
find methods to more efficiently and cost effectively market the milk produced
by their members and to more closely align the supply and demand for milk
and dairy products in California.
The formation of the Western Milk Cooperatives Agency also will allow for the
acquisition, exchange and dissemination of production, market and statistical
information for the mutual benefit of the members of the four cooperatives –
California Dairies Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (Western Council), Land
O’Lakes, Inc., and Security Milk Producers Association. The cooperatives will
begin immediately to identify synergies and operational efficiencies, particularly
in the area of milk transportation, to address the short-term dire financial
crisis now facing California dairymen.

Four California milk marketing cooperatives signed a Marketing Agency In Common agreement, July 16, for the purpose of working together to find methods to more efficiently and cost effectively market the milk produced by their members and to more closely align the supply and demand for milk and dairy products in California.

The formation of the Western Milk Cooperatives Agency also will allow for the acquisition, exchange and dissemination of production, market and statistical information for the mutual benefit of the members of the four cooperatives – California Dairies Inc., Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (Western Council), Land O’Lakes, Inc., and Security Milk Producers Association. The cooperatives will begin immediately to identify synergies and operational efficiencies, particularly in the area of milk transportation, to address the short-term dire financial crisis now facing California dairymen.

Seated (L to R) Fred Douma, signing for Security Milk Producers Association; Tony Mendes signing for California Dairies, Inc.; George Mertens, signing for Dairy Farmers of America; and Cornell Kasbergen, signing for Land O'Lakes, Inc. Standing (L to R): Hank Perkins (SMPA), Tom Mendes (CDI), John Bidart (CDI), Ron Pietersma (DFA), Glenn Wallace (DFA), Bill Vander Poel (SMPA), John Zonneveld (LOL), Eric Erba (CDI), Pete Garbani (LOL), Perry Tjaarda (DFA), Donald Vander Poel (SMPA), Ben Curti (LOL).

Seated (L to R) Fred Douma, signing for Security Milk Producers Association; Tony Mendes signing for California Dairies, Inc.; George Mertens, signing for Dairy Farmers of America; and Cornell Kasbergen, signing for Land O'Lakes, Inc. Standing (L to R): Hank Perkins (SMPA), Tom Mendes (CDI), John Bidart (CDI), Ron Pietersma (DFA), Glenn Wallace (DFA), Bill Vander Poel (SMPA), John Zonneveld (LOL), Eric Erba (CDI), Pete Garbani (LOL), Perry Tjaarda (DFA), Donald Vander Poel (SMPA), Ben Curti (LOL).

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