US–based cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has opened an
ingredients plant in Kansas.

DFA Garden City is a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in
Southwest Kansas and will help support the industry’s continued growth in the
region, as well as meeting rising demand for US dairy both domestically and

Rick Smith, chief executive of DFA, said: “As a cooperative owned by family farmers, we are always looking for opportunities to help grow the dairy industry and provide value to our dairy farmer-owners. This investment not only fills an important need for the region by providing a local home for DFA members’ milk, which was previously being transported to other areas of the country, but it also supports and enhances our global ingredients strategy, which benefits all our farmer members.”