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AUDIO: AMPI reports $2 billion in sales
Dairy co-op advocates support for family farms
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (March 26, 2012) — Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) set a record last year with $2 billion in sales. According to AMPI President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Welch, 2011 was the fifth consecutive year of growth in consumer-packaged products. The cheese-packaging plant in Portage, Wisconsin, and the butter plant in New Ulm, Minnesota, delivered significant contributions to the bottom line.
The AMPI Annual Meeting is underway today and tomorrow in Bloomington, Minnesota. At the meeting, AMPI delegates will finalize dairy policy recommendations. Board Chairman Steve Schlangen says AMPI wants dairy policy...
AMPI has long supported dairy policy that includes growth management. When included in the new farm bill, Schlangen believes that policy will reduce market volatility. Schlangen, who is a dairy farmer from Albany, Minnesota, says the dairy industry also recognizes the budget pressures facing the federal government.
Again, the AMPI Annual Meeting is underway in Bloomington, Minnesota.
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About AMPI: Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is
a dairy marketing cooperative owned by 2,900 dairy farmers
who market 5.6 billion pounds of milk, resulting in $1.7
billion in annual sales. Members operate dairy farms located
throughout the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,
Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota. The members own 11
manufacturing plants and market a full line of consumer-
packaged dairy products. For more information about AMPI,
visit the cooperative’s website at www.ampi.com.