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CWT Progressing in Achieving Membership Goal

April 1, 2011

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) continued to make progress towards its membership goal of getting a minimum of 75% of the nation’s milk supply investing in CWT for 2011 and 2012.

CWT announced last week that Bongards Creameries, in Bongards, Minnesota, has joined as a new cooperative member for the 2011-2012 membership period. This brought the total number of CWT members to 35 cooperatives (listed below), and 134 independent producers. With Bongards Creameries on board, the current level of total participation rose to 67% of eligible milk. The 2¢ investment will not be initiated until the 75% goal is reached.

Agri-Mark, Inc.
Arkansas Dairy Cooperative Association
Bongards Creameries *
Cooperative Milk Producers Association
Cortland Bulk Milk Producers Cooperative
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Dairylea Cooperative Inc.
Farmers Cooperative Creamery
First District Association *
Foremost Farms USA
Jefferson Bulk Milk Cooperative, Inc.
Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
Lone Star Milk Producers
Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative
Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers Inc. *
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association
Michigan Milk Producers Association
Midwest Dairymen’s Company *
Mount Joy Farmers Cooperative Association
National Farmers Organization
Northwest Dairy Association (Darigold)
Oneida Madison Milk Producers Cooperative
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc. *
Preble Milk Cooperative Association, Inc.
Premier Milk Inc. *
Schoharie County Cooperative Creamery
Snake River Dairymen’s Association
South New Berlin Milk Cooperative, Inc.
Southeast Milk, Inc. *
St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.
Swiss Valley Farms Company *
United Ag Services Cooperative, Inc.
United Dairymen of Arizona
Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Zia Milk Producers, Inc.
* New CWT Members in 2011