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Dean Foods announced that it has received approvals from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas for the “first day” motions related to the company’s voluntary Chapter 11 petitions filed on Nov. 12, 2019. Among those approvals was a motion to pay dairy farmers for milk.

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A new federal database listing drug and alcohol violations by long-haul truck drivers won’t likely impact most individual farmers moving milk, cattle, grain or hay to market, but producers and owner-operators transporting larger volumes of ag commodities longer distances could be affected.

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Dairy organization leaders took a more contentious tone toward ongoing attacks on the industry during the joint annual meeting of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB)/National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)/United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA), Nov. 4-6, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Dean Foods has initiated voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization proceedings and is engaged in advanced discussions with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) regarding a potential sale of substantially all of the company’s assets.

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