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Milk Specialties Global has announced it has acquired the Protient Dairy Processing Facility in Norfolk, Nebraska, from PGP International. The Norfolk facility is considered a state-of-the-art processing plant capable of producing a wide variety of specialty milk products including lactose, cream, milk proteins, whey proteins and hydrolysates. The addition of this facility will significantly enhance Milk Specialties Global Food Solutions’ position as a major supplier to the sport nutrition, health and wellness, and infant formula markets.

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Organic Valley is offering retailers nationwide “The Future is Organic,” a turnkey, cause-related campaign focused on providing schools with educational materials to teach children about the important link between food, health and the environment. The Future is Organic in-store promotion also offers advertising in national consumer publications, valuable prizes, online education, point-of-sale promotions and coupons to boost sales of Organic Valley snacks and lunchbox-friendly products during the months of August and September 2010.

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The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is teaming up with Kentucky State University and industry partners to offer a three-day, hands-on Kentucky Cheesemaking School to show producers the basics of making a commercial, value-added cheese product.

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Due to the budget cuts, Michigan State University is scaling back some of its operations at the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station in the Upper Peninsula.

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Selling raw milk in Wisconsin would be legalized under a bill up for a hearing Wednesday in Eau Claire.

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