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How Will Dairy Farmers of America Settlement Impact Maryland Dairy Farmers?

Author: 
Paul Goeringer and Ashley Ellixson

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This post is not legal advice

            On June 7, a federal district judge approved a settlement in a class action involving numerous dairy farmers in the Northeast, including many Maryland producers.  Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative, has agreed to pay a $50 million settlement to northeastern dairy farmers.  This settlement is on top of a $30 million dollar settlement which Dean Foods paid in late 2011.  Besides monetary awards, the settlement with DFA also includes safeguards for northeastern dairy producers.

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