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American Butter Institute Annual Meeting to Meet in Chicago

April 4, 2014

The 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.

“This meeting is a great opportunity for not only networking and interacting with industry leaders, but it also presents a great venue to meet with customers.  The dairy industry’s landscape has changed considerably, not just domestically but internationally, and the sessions presented at the meeting provide attendees insight into how to prepare for these changes,” said David Riemersma, President of Butterball Farms, who also serves as President of ABI.

The conference will feature panel discussions on the dairy industry’s current market conditions; a discussion of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); a review from across the value chain of GMO use; and a discussion of new rules and regulations from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that were mandated by the Dodd-Frank reform legislation.

Also, Jerry Kozak, former NMPF President and former ABI Executive Director, will receive the 2014 ADPI Award of Merit on Monday, April 28th.