American Butter Institute

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The American Butter Institute (ABI) is an Arlington, VA-based trade association for manufacturers, processors, marketers, and distributors of butter and butter products. Originally established as the National Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers in 1908, ABI's mission is to promote and protect the interest and welfare of the butter industry. There are currently 25 active member companies that market approximately 90% of all the butter manufactured in the U.S.


Latest News

April 2, 2014: Joint ABI/ADPI Annual Meeting to be held April 27-April 29, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency - Chicago

The 2014 Annual Conference of the American Butter Institute & the American Dairy Products Institute will be held April 27-April 29, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The 2014 Conference promises to be truly educational and informative, and will feature two days of speakers and programs on various industry topics. As in the past few years, record attendance is expected.


January 13, 2014: The golden age for butter?

ABI's Executive Director Anuja Miner spoke with Gerri Willis of the Fox Business Network about why Americans are eating more butter than ever before.


January 6, 2014: American Butter Institute Unveils New Logo

The American Butter Institute (ABI) today unveiled a new logo for the association, one of the many changes that has taken place recently at the 106 year-old organization. “As a result of the changes made through our strategic planning process, it was determined that ABI needed to revitalize and revamp its logo to bring it more into the 21st century. The ABI board voted on the new logo at its October meeting, and we are launching it today,” said Anuja Miner, the Executive Director of ABI.


Membership Structure

Active Member - Any individual, firm, corporation, cooperative association, or other organized group manufacturing, processing, packaging, or distributing butter or butter products is eligible for membership in the American Butter Institute. Each active member company is entitled to one seat on the ABI Board of Directors, which is the governing body of the American Butter Institute. (ABI Active Members)

Associate Member - Any individual, firm, corporation, or other legal entity which supplies goods and services to the butter industry can become an associate member. Associate members are not entitled to a board seat. (ABI Associate Members)



President - David Riemersma, Butterball Farms (Grand Rapids, MI)

1st Vice President - Irv Holmes, Challenge Dairy Products (Dublin, CA)

2nd Vice President - Dean Van Tuinen, Darigold (Seattle, WA)


ABI Staff

Anuja Miner - Executive Director

Beth Briczinski - Vice President, Dairy Foods & Nutrition

Peter Vitaliano - Vice President, Economic Policy & Market Research


Contact ABI

American Butter Institute

2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400

Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: (703) 243-5630

Fax: (703) 841-9328