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AtlantaFresh is unlike any other creamery in the Southeast, offering hand-crafted quality yogurt, crème fraiche and fresh mozzarella. These artisan creamery products are made slowly from the contented cows of the nearby Johnston Family Farm in Newborn, Georgia.

“Everything we make is in small batches by hand,” says AtlantaFresh Founder Ron Marks. “Starting with great milk and getting fresh dairy products to market as soon as they’re made is the key to quality,” he says. “AtlantaFresh products are a treat. You can taste the quality difference.”

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Click here to download a pdf of the latest Industry Watch List update, provided by Dairy Management Inc (DMI). This update focuses on animal activism and provides information about mainstream media claims regarding USDA and DMI. PD

Members of the Dairy Business Association (DBA) gathered in Madison last week for their 11th Annual Business Conference for educational and networking opportunities, as well as to elect members to their Board of Directors. Two members were re-elected and one is new to the board.

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The Jerome Cheese Company, a division of Davisco Foods International, announced plans to add mozzarella cheese to its product line. The Idaho company already produces 520,000 pounds of cheddar cheese.

Pizza — and increased marketing from companies like Pizza Hut and Papa John's Pizza — is driving the demand for mozzarella cheese.

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On Oct. 29, 2010, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) acquired Houston, Texas-based Castro Cheese Company, Inc. With the acquisition of a highly respected Hispanic cheese brand, DFA is entering the rapidly growing and diverse ethnic dairy product category.

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Do you know a deserving student who is passionate about the dairy industry? Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is now accepting applications for the DFA Scholarship Program.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited college, university or trade school and pursuing a career in the dairy industry. High school seniors planning to enroll at an eligible institution may also apply.

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